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February 15, 1908


JAMA. 1908;L(7):531. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.25310330039003d

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I think the following case which came under my observation worthy of publication, as it brings before the practitioner a serious complication of vaccination but little thought of, and too little guarded against:

Willie S., 6½ years old, had been vaccinated about three weeks before I first saw him. The vaccination had taken, the arm had become sore and swollen, there was much discharge from the point of vaccination, also much itching. Although the point of vaccination had been protected by a shield, the child had raised this and scratched the wound. About two weeks after vaccination the eye became red, and the lids became swollen, till the eye was almost completely closed. When the mother brought the child to me the condition was as follows:

The lids were swollen so as to close the eye almost completely; a profuse mucopurulent secretion was present. On opening the lids, a gray

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