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September 1, 1894

A CASE OF ACUTE INFLAMMATION OF THE BRAIN IN A CHILD.Read at a meeting of the Kalamazoo Academy of Medicine, May 15, 1894.

JAMA. 1894;XXIII(9):354. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02421140028002h

In stating the following case, our attention is directed to the etiology and diagnosis of acute diseases of the brain; especially with reference to the effects of injuries; to the medico legal question involved; to the relation of infection to brain disease, and to the question of trephining after an injury.

The subject of the paper was a boy of Holland parentage, with an excellent family history, both as regards bodily and mental disease. He was a well developed child and the picture of health. No history of physical illness excepting a few attacks of gastro-intestinal trouble.

On March 20, 1894, he complained of headache and vomited considerably. The following day he fell, or rather slipped off the steps of a porch in a faint, as described by his parents. On this day or the day preceding, the exact date could not be determined, he was hit on the head

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