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September 11, 1886


JAMA. 1886;VII(11):307-308. doi:10.1001/jama.1886.04250090055009

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The Development of Purulent Infection as a Sequel of Simple Non-Traumatic Pneumonia—An Optical Illusion—A Correction—Solution for Chapped or Sore Nipples.

Professor Jaccoud lately read a paper at the Academy of Sciences, the purport of which was to demonstrate the development of purulent infection, as a sequel of simple non-traumatic pneumonia. According to the author, the evolution in such a case is as follows: An individual in perfect health, attacked with acute pneumonia, the malady presents the characters and the course of marked simple pneumonia, nothing present to foresee the terrible incidents of which it may be the starting point. In ordinary cases, the acute phasis reaches its term, the fever ends, but the febrile defervescence is not followed by complete local repair, the remains more or less extensive of the pneumonic focus persist without any alteration. After an indefinite period during which the malady is stationary, the situation of the

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