This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.
To the Editor of the Journal:
—Dr. E. B. Ward, of Greensboro, Ala., while reporting two cases of gonorrhœa in negro boys, aged 7 and 9 years, respectively, writes: "I would like to ask if any of your readers can report so young a case of gonorrhœa?"Within a month a lad of five years was brought to my office with the following history and symptoms: A neighbor, with whose children the little fellow sometimes played, observed that when attempting to urinate he seemed to be in great agony. She examined him, and at once reported her discovery and suspicions to the child's mother, a widow, of doubtful reputation. The response was, "I know it, but have no money to pay to the doctors."The Samaritan woman then brought the boy to me. In confirmation of my diagnosis of a specific disease, the lad, with downcast eyes, confessed
Fenn CM. EARLY GONORRHŒA. JAMA. 1885;V(24):671–672. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02391230027013
Coronavirus Resource Center
Customize your JAMA Network experience by selecting one or more topics from the list below.
Create a personal account or sign in to: