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May 26, 1917


Author Affiliations

Lansing, Mich. Bacteriologist, State Board of Health

JAMA. 1917;LXVIII(21):1548. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.04270050250012

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This is the first case of sporotrichosis reported from Michigan. R. L. Sutton 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 symptomatology.

Therefore I wish to report a case which came under my observation.

March 11, 1917, Dr. M. R. Morden of Adrian, Mich., wrote me to this effect:

Enclosed find discharge from a small, deep furuncle over enlarged cervical glands. The patient, J. W. P., is an athletic young man, aged 18. Crop after crop of small boils on an area the size of his hand have been occurring in the spot mentioned for a few months, some of them like boils, others like scrofuloderma—tuberculosis cutis. The hard swelling existed

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