—J. W., white, male, age 15, of good family history and previously healthy; was taken sick Aug. 2, 1898, with pain in and around the right eye. This pain was severe, but I was not able to ascertain if it was accompanied by other local symptoms, or if there was fever. The pain was relieved by acetanilid, but returned next day, and there was then swelling over the brow and fever.
—These symptoms persisted, and he was brought to Memphis on the fifth day of his illness and was placed in the care of a general practitioner. There was a fluctuating swelling over the frontal region, extending up to the hair and down to the root of the nose. This was incised at its upper border and pus escaped. On the next day an incision was made above the root of the nose for better drainage. On the ninth
ELLETT EC. SEPTIC THROMBOSIS OF THE CAVERNOUS SINUSES.WITH A REPORT OF THREE CASES.. JAMA. 1904;XLIII(25):1865-1867. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.92500250002i