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May 1916

MULTIPLE ABSCESSES OF THE BRAIN IN INFANCY

Author Affiliations

BALTIMORE

From the Department of Pathology of the Johns Hopkins Hospital and University.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1916;XVII(5):591-606. doi:10.1001/archinte.1916.00080110002001
Abstract

During the past year the following case, that proved to be multiple abscesses of the brain, and that, clinically, was practically undifferentiable from chronic internal hypdrocephalus, came under observation. Certain unusual features make it worthy of reporting. The clinical history of the case was as follows :

REPORT OF CASE 

History.  —T. D., a white male infant, aged 23 months, was brought to the Harriet Lane Home in the service of Dr. John Howland, Oct. 27, 1914, with the complaint "Large Head." The change had been first noticed when the child was 18 months old.

Family History.  —Father and mother living and well at 46 and 23 years. respectively; two other children, aged 5 and 3, living and well; no history of miscarriages, or of tuberculosis.

Previous History.  —Full term, noninstrumental birth. Pregnancy, the third; labor rather hard (pains being present for two days before the child

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