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March 31, 1917

SPOROTRICHOSIS: REPORT OF A CASE

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Evansville, Ind. Pathologist, the Walker Hospital

JAMA. 1917;LXVIII(13):979. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.04270030311016

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Abstract

R. L. Sutton, who has probably seen more cases of sporotrichosis in this country than any other person, says: "There are many busy practitioners who have never even heard of sporotrichosis. For this reason, I believe that all recognized cases of the affection should be reported, during the next few years at least, in order to disseminate as widely as possible a knowledge of its characteristic symptomatology." With this idea in view, I wish to put the following case on record, the third, I believe, which has been reported from this state:

W. B., man, aged 25, florist, came under observation, Aug. 5, 1914. May 31, 1914, he punctured his left thumb with a rosethorn. Some time afterward the thumb became sore and inflamed, and some pus was evacuated from it. About two weeks after this, soreness developed in the left axilla and he had great difficulty in raising the

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