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Reported by James M. French, M.D., Former Assistant to the Children's Clinic.
Gentlemen: The clinical history of this child is as follows: He was admitted to the hospital October 11, and was at that time twenty months old. The family history was that the mother, the maternal aunts and uncles, and the grand-parents are healthy; the father died of phthisis. The record of the examination, at the time of admission, shows that the child was very anæmic and badly nourished; that he had a large, square head, and that the fontanelles were still open, the protubera prominent, and the lymphatics generally enlarged. There was observed, also, a prominence of the sternum and lateral depressions of the chest. The liver and spleen were slightly enlarged, and there was a slight curvature of the spine in the dorsal region. There was slight dullness on percussion over the apex of the left lung,
FORCHHEIMER, F. CHRONIC HYDROCEPHALUS. A CLINICAL LECTURE DELIVERED AT THE GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL, CINCINNATI, OHIO. JAMA. 1885;IV(11):285–287. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390860005001a
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