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June 10, 1911


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JAMA. 1911;LVI(23):1719. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.02560230021012

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In view of the considerable number of sporotrichal infections in man reported recently by Sutton and others from the middle West, the disappointments experienced by practitioners who fail to recognize the character of the infection, and the pain, danger and expense to which these patients are often subjected, the following more or less typical case may be of interest.

History.  —The patient, C. H. B., aged 17, was the son of a farmer, a native and resident of Kansas. The family history was exceptionally good; past history negative. The present trouble consisted of an indolent ulcer on the left knee and four nodules on the inner side of the left thigh with the history that about one month before a small red papule appeared on the knee, which was opened with a needle. This papule spread out slowly and the nodules appeared one at a time. At this time the

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