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To the Editor.—
"Extreme Pyrexia," which appeared recently The Journal, brings back memories of a case beyond the limits of that article.In 1931, while a resident, I was called to a floor one night because a patient had a temperature of 42.7° C. I asked the nurse to take the temperature again. It was 42.7° C. I asked the nurse to use another thermometer. It was still 42.7° C. Examination of the patient showed that he was being treated with malaria therapy for syphilis, which was in vogue those days. The patient died one half hour later.
Baron C. Extreme Pyrexia. JAMA. 1977;237(16):1692. doi:10.1001/jama.1977.03270430033008
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