This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.
Disease of the brain caused by the neglect of middle-ear affections, is by no means uncommon, and the case to be reported is another instance of the fallacy of supposing that a chronic otorrhoea is best treated by being let alone.
On August 29, 1887, I was asked to see M. W., colored, æt. 15 years. When an infant she had an attack of measles, following which came a discharge from the ear and almost complete loss of hearing. She was always sick. Headache was a frequent affair, and at the time of my visit she was experiencing an unusually severe attack. There was some fever; constipation; loss of appetite; rather slow pulse. Bromide of potassium was given for the headache, and the bowels were moved by suitable means. At my next visit I learned that the girl had had convulsions after my visit, and had passed a sleepless night.
SMITH TC. ABSCESS OF THE CEREBELLUM CAUSED BY DISEASE OF THE EAR.. JAMA. 1888;X(7):202–203. doi:10.1001/jama.1888.02400330014001e
Customize your JAMA Network experience by selecting one or more topics from the list below.