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Case 27.—Archives of Otology, September, 1880.— Treated by J. Michael,of Hamburg. Left ear. Chronic otorrhœa. Years ago received a blow on left side of head; insensibility for a few hours followed; in a few days recovery occurred, with an occasional pain on the left side of the head. He has had a discharge from both ears, and been rather deaf for the last two years.
Nov. 10, 1877. Violent headaches, starting on left side. He has a feeling of pressure, feels stupid and has slight aphasia. He lies in bed with his head drawn somewhat downward into his neck; his face is red; pupils sluggish; constipation; no fever; aural polypi in both ears; removed; syringe; calomel and ice bags; no improvement.
Nov. 16. Spasms and unconsciousness. Stiff flexion of all four extremities. Then followed delirium, stupor, sensitive skin; pain upon moving back. Death.
Autopsy.—A yellowish projecting spot
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