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October 10, 1908

A CASE OF CEREBROSPINAL MENINGITIS WITH SOME UNUSUAL SYMPTOMS.

JAMA. 1908;LI(15):1231-1232. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.25410150035002b

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Abstract

Patient.  —B. A., colored, female, 25 years old, married, physical condition exceptionally good.

Previous History.  —The patient has had three children and two or three miscarriages. The youngest child was two and a half years old and still nursing. Until the month before her attack the patient had not menstruated since the birth of her last child. The duration of flow and loss of blood at this menstruation were much less than usual. The patient was never seriously ill in her life. There is no family history of tuberculosis or syphilis.

Present Illness.  —Sept. 23, 1906. The patient was apparently well and was away from home on a visit all day. During that night her husband was awakened by her restlessness and groans. After getting up he found her in a semiconscious condition and complaining of terrible pain in the back of her head. She vomited several times during the

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