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April 12, 1890

A CASE OF ACUTE RHEUMATIC LARYNGITIS OF GONORRHŒAL ORIGIN.Read in the Section of Laryngology and Otology, at the Fortieth Annual Meeting of the American Medical Cssociation, June, 1889.

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OF NEW YORK.

JAMA. 1890;XIV(15):543. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410150025001h

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Abstract

I present the following history on account of the apparent rarity of the case, and in so doing hope to add somewhat to the meagre literature of the subject. In the perusal of recent literature, and the reports of various throat clinics, and from inquiry among medical friends, I have been unable to find any reference to a similar case, thus convincing me that it is in some respects unique, and that the involvement of the larynx in acute gonorrhœal rheumatism is an extremely rare occurrence.

Sigimund H., æt. 23, single; Poland; cigarette maker; was first seen by me on February 23, 1888, at which time these notes were taken. He has had three attacks of gonorrhœa, the last one being five weeks ago; there is some urethral discharge at present. Three weeks ago he complained of pain and stiffness in the left knee, which shifted to the right knee,

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