February 16, 1907


Author Affiliations

Pathologist, St. Michael's and City Hospitals. NEWARK, N. J.

JAMA. 1907;XLVIII(7):608-609. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.25220330050002a

Patient.  —The case here reported is that of a child, aged 6, youngest of seven children, two of whom died during early life of scarlet fever. The parents are both healthy and there is no specific taint.

History.  —This child was always well, was a breast-fed infant, and the only illness from which she had suffered was an attack of measles two or three years ago. She never had malaria, rheumatism, or influenza. Her color was always good, she was not short of breath, and could run and play as well as any other child of her age.Wednesday, May 3, 1905: She went to school and seemed in her usual health.Thursday, May 4: She was taken sick with general malaise, nausea, headache, no chill; temperature in the afternoon was 101 F. Thursday night she began to vomit, and Friday the vomiting was incessant; she was very restless, tossing

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