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August 1, 1896


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JAMA. 1896;XXVII(5):264-269. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430830034001k

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In describing the quartan parasite the writer will use as a clinical illustration a patient who came under his personal observation.

Jan. 15, 1896, there appeared before Prof. H. M. Lyman's medical clinic a case of malaria. Judging the case of more than ordinary interest the writer made special investigations, obtained a full history, made as many blood preparations as possible and through the courtesy of Prof. James B. Herrick obtained a thorough physical examination.

Peter A., age 34 years; born in Germany. Came to America fifteen years ago. Lived in Pittsburg five years. Since then has lived continually in Chicago with the exception of short visits to Jamaica, W. I., and Memphis. Single; locomotive fireman by occupation.

Family history—Father and mother dead. Cause unknown. Brother and sister died from a lingering disease. Personal history—regular in habits of eating and sleeping. Drinks whisky, tea and coffee moderately. Previous illness—when twelve

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