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December 10, 1892

PURULENT BRAIN DEPOSITS, AND PHLEBITIS AND THROMBOSIS OF THE CEREBRAL VEINS AND SINUSES FOLLOWING EAR DISEASE.

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OF MINNEAPOLIS, MINN., PROFESSOR OF CLINICAL OPHTHALMOLOGY AND OTOLOGY IN THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, ETC.

JAMA. 1892;XIX(24):690-691. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420240012001c

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Abstract

(Continued from page 645.)

It has been interesting to note the relative frequency of males and females to these diseases, and my statistics show the following:

The extra liability of males to diseases of this character is probably due to the increased exposures incident to male life.

More cases occurred at the ages of twenty-three and twenty-five, and the average age appears to be between nineteen and twenty.

The ages most frequently involved are from seventeen to twenty-six inclusive, which is perhaps due to youthful indiscretions and the increased exposures common to this period.

These statistics show a proneness to such diseases during the first three years of life, which is probably due to the thin character of the cranial bones, the tendency to middle ear abscesses during childhood, and the inability to give to babes suffering from aural complaints the care possible in later life. As to

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