July 8, 1905


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JAMA. 1905;XLV(2):107. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.52510020029004b

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The editorial statement in The Journal, June 10, that chronic forms of purpura hemorrhagica are so seldom mentioned in medical literature that we are apt to regard them as being exceedingly rare, leads me to report a case that came under my observation during the years 1896 to 1903, inclusive.

Patient.  —C. D., male, was born May or June, 1895, date not certain. His parents were of German birth, and both of them exceptionally large people, each weighing over 200 pounds, but well proportioned and in vigorous health. This child was one of twelve, five of whom died in infancy, or in very early years, the others being in excellent health.

History.  —I first saw him with the physician who had attended him from birth, in December, 1895, and the beginning of the following year he came under my care and remained so till October, 1903. He was a large,

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