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Fort Madison, Iowa, Nov. 19, 1893.
To the Editor:
—In our Journal for Nov. 18, 1893, under caption, "Pathology of Influenza," I find an excerpt from the St. Petersburger Medicinische Wochenschrift, in which a painstaking microscopist finds on postmortem,intra-fibrillar hemorrhages invariably unilateral, from which pathologic find he draws the conclusion that the lesions in influenza involve the sympathetic centers. (Journal of the American Medical Association, p. 774, November, 1893). The observation substantiates my anatomico-physiologic deduction as presented in the Iowa State Medical Association in May, 1892. See Transactions of Iowa on page 93. Permit me to inclose reprint and oblige.Very truly,
Eckley WT. Pathology of Influenza. JAMA. 1893;XXI(23):867. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420750037013
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