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May 1915

A STUDY OF 105 CASES OF TUBERCULOUS MENINGITIS

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SAN FRANCISCO

Am J Dis Child. 1915;IX(5):427-445. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1915.04100470076008
Abstract

Most of the leading text-books on pediatrics give very good composite pictures of tuberculous meningitis, but, as in many of the other diseases, one rarely sees the whole picture in any one case. Nor has he any idea of the relative frequency of the various signs and symptoms of the disease. It was the intention, in the analysis of these cases, to present everything that appeared in the histories, thereby giving an idea of the disease as it appears on the records of the Children's Hospital in Boston. The analysis comprises all the cases which were admitted to the hospital since January, 1910, which takes it back before a few of the later signs of meningitis were known. Most of the signs are more or less present at some stage of the disease, and it is interesting to note at just which stage any particular sign appears and disappears. Many

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