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June 8, 1912


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From the Clinic of the Boston Dispensary.

JAMA. 1912;LVIII(23):1756-1757. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04260060105011

The following case is reported because it is one of unilateral tuberculous infection of the tonsils with extreme reaction in the glands of the neck, which entirely subsided after removal of the point of entrance for the tuberculous infection without any change in the mode of living of the patient or subsequent treatment with tuberculin.

Patient.  —On March 6, 1911, I was called to see Mrs. A. M., 38 years old, who said that lumps had first made their appearance on her neck three months previously. At first they had grown rather slowly, but recently the enlargement had been rapid.

Examination.  —The patient was a somewhat emaciated woman who gave no history of recent illness. Lungs showed good resonance and respiration throughout. Heart area and action were normal. Abdomen was negative. There was nothing remarkable on the extremities. On the right side of the neck extending down from the parotid

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