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January 25, 1919

ANTHRAX AT EMBARKATION HOSPITAL, NEWPORT NEWS, VA.

Author Affiliations

Captain, M. C., U. S. Army; Lieutenant, M. C., U. S. Army NEWPORT NEWS, VA.

JAMA. 1919;72(4):269-270. doi:10.1001/jama.1919.02610040035013

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Abstract

In view of the recent occurrence of anthrax in the various Army camps, an account of the cases observed at the Embarkation Hospital, Newport News, Va., should be of interest:

REPORT OF CASES 

Case 1. 

—History.  —A soldier, admitted to the hospital, May 25, 1918, with the transfer diagnosis of mumps, had had headache, May 23, and then noticed a small papule on the left cheek. While shaving, he cut the papule, which bled freely. His face started to swell the same afternoon. Headache increased, then the throat began to swell, deglutition was painful, he had nausea and vomiting, and he felt very chilly. There was a nodule on the left cheek the size of a quarter, with a dark cherry eschar, with a well defined, elevated margin. The temperature was 102.6, the pulse 104, and respiration 28. Two hours later the temperature was 103.4. Anthrax bacilli were demonstrated

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