April 1914


Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1914;XIII(4):614-616. doi:10.1001/archinte.1914.00070100107010

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Case XXVII (9).—History.  —S. C., an Italian laborer, aged 31, was admitted to the Cook County Hospital Jan. 11, 1909, to the service of Dr. Ormsby. Through an interpreter it was learned that he had been sick for three months. He suffers from persistent cough which is productive of a purulent, often bloodtinged, mucus. The appetite had been poor and emaciation rapid. Since the onset of his illness numerous cutaneous ulcers and subcutaneous abscesses have developed. He has had profuse night sweats and is now very weak.Nothing could be learned of his previous illness. During the past year he lived with several other men in a small room under most unhygienic conditions.

Examination.  —On examination the anemia and emaciation were quite pronounced. A number of cutaneous lesions were distributed over the body as follows: scalp and left eye, chin, back of neck, shoulder and forearm,

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