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March 8, 1913


Author Affiliations

New York House Surgeon, St. Mary's Free Hospital for Children

JAMA. 1913;60(10):742. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04340100034014

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The following cases are reported from the medical service of Dr. George M. Swift and the surgical service of Dr. Frank S. Mathews at St Marys Fee Hospital for Children:

Case 1.  —Miss C., aged 20, a nurse in the hospital, acquird a troat infection Oct. 5, 1912. The pharynx and tonsils were much inflamed and there was a small white plug about 2 mm. in diameter in a crypt of the left tonsil. There was no diphtheritic membrane. The temperature was never above 100.5 F., except after antitoxin, when it reached 101. The patient was not very ill at any time and remained in bed only four or five days. A throat culture taken October 6, grew diphtheria bacilli. Two doses of antitoxin were given in the first two weeks. Hexamethylenamin (urotropin) and the usual antiseptic gargles and applications were used. The inflammation disappeared in

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