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June 12, 1926


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Rochester, N. Y.
From the Rochester Municipal Hospital.

JAMA. 1926;86(24):1833. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.26720500001008

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A woman, aged 34, was admitted to the Rochester Municipal Hospital on the sixth or seventh day of illness with a clinical diagnosis of laryngeal diphtheria.

Soon after her arrival, she coughed out a large piece of membrane which proved to be a cast of the trachea, both bronchi, and several bronchioles. Membrane also extended from the anterior nares to the nasopharynx. Antitoxin had not been given. Cultures were positive for Klebs-Loeffler bacilli. Death occurred twenty-four hours later.

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