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I have noticed for years that patients with latent malaria often, after a hot bath, are taken with a chill and fever. For more than a year it has been our custom to have all patients suspected of having malaria take a hot blanket pack with hot fomentations over the spleen and liver one-half hour before the blood is taken for examination. Plasmodia can be found in many such cases otherwise negative.
Open Safety Pin Passes Through Baby.
—Dr. W. F. Doolittle, Cleveland, writes: March 30, Harriet B., a nursing infant, put into her mouth an ordinary tin-tipped safety pin 1⅛ inches long. The mother tried to reach it by inserting her finger, but the child gulped the open pin down backward without seeming to be distressed. Roentgenographic examination disclosed the pin lodged in the stomach and open at an angle of 20 degrees. The pointed portion was downward and
Torbett JW. EXAMINATION FOR PLASMODIA. JAMA. 1919;73(1):35. doi:10.1001/jama.1919.26120270002011a
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