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July 25, 1891


JAMA. 1891;XVII(4):156-157. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410820032003

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Dr. Ollivier, one of the physicians of the Hôpital des Enfants Malades, at Paris, has recently read a paper before the Academy of Medicine, on the dangers of milk tuberculosis. He states that he was called upon to go to Chartres to consult concerning a case of tubercular meningitis. The patient was a young lady, aged 20, whose family history and personal antecedents were excellent, and whose hygienic surroundings were believed to be all that could be desired. But she had been placed at a small boarding school at Chartres, which, upon investigations proved to have been unusually afflicted by tubercular disease. During the preceding four years six out of thirteen scholars had successively or simultaneously become tuberculous; two of the cases having been tabes mesenterica. This was manifestly the place where the patient of Dr. Ollivier had contracted her disease, which not long afterward resulted in death. An inquiry

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