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October 15, 1932


Author Affiliations

New York

From the Neurological Division, Beth Israel Hospital, Dr. E. D. Friedman, director.

JAMA. 1932;99(16):1342-1343. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.27410680003010a

Influenzal meningitis is by no means a rare disease. Influenzal meningitis with recovery, however, is a decidedly rare phenomenon, only twenty-five instances having been reported to date. My purpose in the present communication is to place on record another of these exceptional cases.

REPORT OF CASE  L. S., a man, aged 29, a furrier, entered the Beth Israel Hospital, Jan. 16, 1932, complaining of headaches and dizziness for the past six days.The family, past and personal history was of no significance.Seven days before admission the patient had had a painful tooth on the left side of the jaw extracted. A day later he noticed sharp pains in his right ear, which persisted for a day. At about the same time he was troubled by dizziness and headache. The headache, which was localized in the occipital region, continued up to the time of his admission to the hospital. For