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June 4, 1910


JAMA. 1910;LIV(23):1867-1868. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.92550490006002o

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Vincent's angina is a disease that usually attacks the throat, especially the tonsils. The following eases, I think, will show that, like diphtheria, Vincent's angina sometimes attacks the tracheal and bronchial mucous membranes.

Case 1.  —Miss A., went to Kansas City, Dec. 7, 1909, to visit a brother, not feeling well when she left home. At 10 a. m., December 10, while down town shopping she was taken with a chill. She was taken to her brother's home and a physician called, who pronounced it a severe case of pneumonia and advised that the patient be brought to her home here.I saw her about 7:30 p. m. Her temperature was 104 F. There was intense pain in the left side below the nipple, constant coughing, with profuse, bloody fluid sputum, and a sensation of great oppression over the upper part of the chest and a sensation of smothering.

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