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July 4, 1903


JAMA. 1903;XLI(1):38-39. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.04470030042014

The clinical report in The Journal last week1 of a remarkably interesting and important case of accidental infection with blastomycosis (more properly oïdiomycosis) by Dr. Newton Evans, calls for a word or two of further comment.

It will be recalled that the infection followed an insignificant wound received at an autopsy of the case of systemic blastomycosis reported by Ormsby and Miller and discussed at that time briefly in the editorial2 columns of The Journal. The clinical cause and the gross appearances of the case of accidental inoculation are well described in Dr. Evans' paper. The special feature of the case to which it seems well to direct attention is the fact that this is the first known instance of blastomycetic infection in which the exact source of the disease is established. That source undoubtedly being another case of blastomycosis, we have here the nearest approach as yet

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