The recognition, within a few years, of a comparatively large number of extremely fatal cases of a hitherto unknown disease, seems of sufficient interest to warrant me in presenting the last of these cases, together with a history of the findings in the other cases, the localities from which they came and a statement of certain experimental data in regard to the possible modes of infection.
A review by Ricketts1 on oidiomycosis gives an interesting statement of the pathogenicity of the moulds that belong to this class and a discussion of their relation to each other. He dwells at great length on the cases of blastomycetic dermatitis, occurring in the middle West, reviews fourteen old cases of this disorder and reports several more which he has collected. He also reviews the cases of coccidioidal granuloma and considers that there is a close relation between it and blastomycetic dermatitis and
BROWN PK. COCCIDIOIDAL GRANULOMA.REVIEW OF THE EIGHTEEN CASES AND REPORTS OF CASES FIFTEEN AND SIXTEEN.. JAMA. 1907;XLVIII(9):743-746. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.25220350001001