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October 3, 1925


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Miles City, Mont.

JAMA. 1925;85(14):1061. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.26710140003013c

The paucity of reported cases of tularemia with the primary infection in the eye makes it seem desirable to add one more to the four that have been reported by Vail, Sattler and Lamb of Cincinnati, and Martin1 of Phoenix, Ariz.

REPORT OF CASE  W. C. F., aged 63, a farmer, who consulted me, April 11, 1925, noticed several wood ticks on the horses while harnessing his team, April 6. He removed these with his fingers, and while so doing a foreign body was blown into his left eye; he removed this with his finger. April 8, what he described as a "pimple" appeared on the conjunctiva of the lower lid of the left eye, and a marked swelling appeared just in front of the left ear. April 11, when he appeared for treatment, there was tremendous swelling extending from the superciliary region to the upper lip, and backward