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March 30, 1900


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JAMA. 1900;XXXVI(13):893. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.52470130041003a

The only notable thing in this case is the age of the patient. She was born March 8, 1900, so that she was 8 months old at the time of contracting the fever. When I began taking her temperature, regularly, I found it ranging between 102.5 and 103 in the mornings, and 103.5 and 104 in the afternoons. I was attending an older brother who had scarlet fever, and the mother called my attention to the baby, saying that she had had considerable fever of nights for over a week. On examination, I found rose spots on the trunk, and a dry, brown tongue. Although the clinical picture was so plain, I was skeptical, and asked Dr. J. N. Hall to see the patient with me. He was of the opinion that it was an undoubted typhoid, and the examination of the blood by Dr. Wilder, for the Widal test,

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