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April 11, 1891

MALIGNANT SMALL-POX; A FORM HITHERTO FATAL.

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OF SUPERIOR, WIS. FORMERLY FIRST ASS'T SURGEON 38TH WISCONSIN VOLUNTEERS.

JAMA. 1891;XVI(15):514-515. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410670010002a

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Abstract

I take the liberty of sending you a report of some cases of above form of small-pox for publication in your valuable journal, in order to expose to the notice of the medical profession a pretty accurate description thereof and its treatment, so that the disease may be diagnosed, if possible, at time of physician's first visit and thereby not permitted to spread, which state of matters occurred after the first case of it, which I saw in vicinity of Westfield, Marquette Co., Wisconsin, in the winter of 1872-73, as, although prior thereto, I had seen many cases of variola and \arioloid, I totally failed to discern the least resemblance to last diseases.

My first case was that of a young man, named James Brown, whom I first visited on the 18th of January, 1873, and found in the usual febrile state, precursory to an eruptive disease, with an eruption

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