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JAMA 100 Years Ago
February 5, 2003

Fly Larvæ in the Ear.Fly Larvæ in the Ear.

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JAMA 100 Years Ago Section Editor: Jennifer Reiling, Assistant Editor.

JAMA. 2003;289(5):624. doi:10.1001/jama.289.5.624-a

George F. Pope, M.D.

August 25 there appeared at my office a man, 26 years of age, who seemed much agitated. He explained that he felt snakes in his right ear. By the aid of direct illumination I observed close up against the ear drum and in the canal just below it what appeared to be a mass of writhing white larvæ. Some of them were wiggling in a circular manner about the canal close to the drum membrane, but none ventured toward the external opening.

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