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January 16, 1904

Clinical Report.

JAMA. 1904;XLII(3):172-173. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02490480034002

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A PARASITIC MAGGOT,  GASTROPHILUS EPILEPSALIS (?), IN THE SKIN OF AN INFANT.F. L. WASHBURN, A.M.MINNESOTA STATE ENTOMOLOGIST.ST. ANTHONY PARK, MINN.In September last Dr. Burnside Foster, St. Paul, Minn., sent me for identification some maggots in alcohol which had been taken from a patient, August 15, at Superior, Wis. He stated that the patient was a female infant three weeks of age, born prematurely at the seventh month and bottle fed from birth. One of these maggots came from a pustule on the back of the neck, one from the palm of the hand, one from beneath the jaw and one from between the great and second toes of the right foot. He further stated that the infant had slept in its carriage out of doors for many hours nearly every day since its birth.I at first thought that these dipterous maggots belonged to the old genus

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