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January 30, 1904

A CASE OF DIPHTHEEIA AT SEVENTY-SIX YEAES OF AGE.

Author Affiliations

Professor of Gynecology, Chicago Policlinic; Instructor in Rush Medical College. CHICAGO.

JAMA. 1904;XLII(5):311. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.92490500031002b

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Abstract

History.  —Some time ago I was called to see P. D., aged 76, who complained of a slight indisposition and of having had on the previous day a slight stiffness of the neck, from which he had recovered before my visit.

Examination.  —The pulse was 82 and temperature 99 F., condition of vascular system somewhat arteriosclerotic, heart, lungs and urine negative. On the right leg was a varicose ulcer about the size of a silver dollar.I examined the throat in a routine way, and found on the left anterior pillar a small, oval-shaped, whitish-gray patch about half the diameter of a dime, and laughingly remarked that the patient was getting the children's diseases over again, and promised to return later and make a culture before prescribing any antiseptic gargle or spray so as not to interfere with the growth on the culture media.

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