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On April 29, the body of a child was brought to the laboratory of Rush Medical College for examination. The autopsy was performed immediately, before postmortem changes could have possibly occurred. The child was born in the practice of Dr. A. B. Strong, who furnishes the following history:
The mother was 20 years of age, a primipara, with a good personal and family history. She had been married one year. The labor was an uneventful one, a vertex presentation. The child was alive when born, but died after gasping a few times. The father was 23 years old and denied any specific history, as did the mother, and presented no suspicious scars. Dr. Strong, his interest in the case having been aroused by the condition of the child, conducted a careful investigation into the history of the parents, but was unable to obtain the slightest evidence of a primary specific
WELLS HG. A CASE OF CONGENITAL SYPHILIS COMPLICATED BY A MIXED INFECTION WITH THE STAPHYLOCOCCUS AND STREPTOCOCCUS PYOGENES.. JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(15):688–690. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440150018002f