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September 10, 1887


JAMA. 1887;IX(11):351. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400100031009

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Dear Sir:  —After reading an article in The Journal of August 20, by A. MacLaren, M.D., I wish to give a short detail of facts in the way of counter current. On August 13 I was called to see Mr. T., just brought home suffering from a very severe attack of facial erysipelas, for which I attended him eight days. The third and fourth days of the attendance I saw him twice daily, as he was delirious, and in a state of great prostration. On the fifth day of my attendance I opened an abscess that had formed beneath the right eye, and which, on pressure, discharged a large quantity of offensive pus.At 2 a.m., August 14, I was called to Mrs. H., in (second) labor. She was delivered at 6 a.m., labor being natural and easy. I dismissed her on the 18th, convalescing favorably. At 6 a.m.

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