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September 9, 1911

BONE-GRAFTING TO FILL A GAP BETWEEN TWO PORTIONS OF A TIBIA

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LAPORTE, IND.

JAMA. 1911;LVII(11):883-885. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260090105011
Abstract

History.  —At 11 p. m. of a day (Aug. 10, 1909) during which a little girl, 6 years old, had been wading in the water, she was taken with a violent headache and high fever. She sseemed somewhat better the next day, but vomited in the after. noon. Forty-eight hours after the first symptoms appeared she grew worse again, had severe headache and high fever, with pain in the left side of the chest. A physician was then called. After a few days the pain disappeared from the left side and "moved across" to the right.About a week later she had terrific pain in the right leg, or, as it seemed to the attending physician, in the knee-joint. She suffered "frightful pain" for a week, meanwhile under-going treatment on a mistanken diagnosis of rheumatism. The knee and leg below the knee swelled, and a bu[ill]ging abscess having appeared ver

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