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
VAN ZWALUWENBURG C, NEFF IH. 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