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November 17, 1883

Unity of Diphtheritic and Membranous Croup.

JAMA. 1883;I(19):562. doi:10.1001/jama.1883.02390190014004

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—In the number of the Journal for September 22d is a paper on this subject, read before the Section on Diseases of Children, by Alex. Harris, M.D., of Jeffersonton, Virginia. The paper as printed closed with the following unfinished sentence: " I have recently treated and lost a case." In reading the proof-sheets the sentence was marked as unfinished, and diligent search was made for the remainder of the manuscript, but without success. The author has sent us what was omitted, which would make the paper complete as follows: " I have recently treated and lost a case of diphtheritic poisoning, when the only local manifestation was on the skin of the hand and arm for more than a fortnight, the pharynx becoming involved only about thirty-six hours before death. More than thirty years ago a neighboring practitioner saw one of my patients in whom I had diagnosed membranous croup (without

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