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March 13, 1926


JAMA. 1926;86(11):749-750. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.26720370002008d

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These cases are, according to Dr. Francis of the United States Public Health Service, the first to be reported from Pennsylvania. It is interesting that both were recognized within a few days of each other.

Case 1.  —A man, aged 49, a butcher, admitted to the Mercy Hospital, Dec. 8, 1925, complained of fever, weakness and coughing. His illness began, November 24, two days before Thanksgiving. He had been preparing rabbits for the market and had cut his right index finger about two days before he began to feel ill. His finger became infected and was very sore, and remained so until shortly before admission to the hospital. Since the onset he had been feverish and had had many chills. He felt very weak and ached generally over the body. There was a good deal of coughing, but little sputum. He never had any bloody sputum. There were no gastro-intestinal

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