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June 5, 1926


JAMA. 1926;86(23):1751-1754. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670490013004

While sporotrichosis can no longer be considered a rare disease, in view of the number of cases which have been reported with increasing frequency during the last few years, the condition is sufficiently uncommon to justify putting additional cases on record, particularly if they occur in a region in which it has heretofore been absent, or at any rate unrecognized.

In the last few months, two cases of the disease have come to my attention, both originating in this section of Wisconsin. I have searched the literature of the subject fairly thoroughly, and have been able to find reports of only two additional cases from this state. One of these is mentioned in an article by Meyer,1 in 1915, and was not verified by culture; the other was described in detail by Baer,2 in 1920. While the organism cultivated from the latter case differed slightly in some respects