September 23, 1905


Author Affiliations

United States Public Health and Marine-Hospital Service,

JAMA. 1905;XLV(13):920. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.52510130040003

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Patient.  —A young Swede, aged 21, of fair habits, who could not recall having ever before been ill, was admitted to the Marine Hospital, New York, June 14, 1905, with the following history:

History.  —Having arrived in port after a somewhat prolonged voyage, he, in company with a number of his shipmates, visited numerous sailors' brothels in lower New York. The result was that a few days later he developed gonorrhea. There was a discharge from the meatus, and a short time after the discharge appeared he noticed a soreness in the right groin, on account of which he applied for relief.

Examination.  —This showed, in addition to the discharge, a slight enlargement and tenderness of one or two of the superficial inguinal glands on the right side. Temperature and pulse were normal.

Treatment.  —Rest in bed, a restricted diet, alkalines administered internally, an ice bag applied over the tender

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