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January 26, 1895

ORIGINAL INVESTIGATIONS ON THE NATURAL HISTORY, (SYMPTOMS AND PATHOLOGY) OF YELLOW FEVER. 1854-1894.

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NEW ORLEANS, LA.

JAMA. 1895;XXIV(4):123-125. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430040017002e
Abstract

Chapter III. 

Case 2.  —Yellow fever: high temperature, 106.5 degrees in axilla; suppression of urine; black vomit; recovery; treatment, ice water injections to rectum; application of ice to epigastrium; sulpho-carbolate of sodium internally. Dominick Polmisano; age 18; native of Italy. Has resided in New Orleans six years; residence St Anne Street near levee. Black hair, black eyes, dark complexion. Had a slight chill, followed by pain in the head and back and fever. Oct. 14, 1873. Entered Charity Hospital, October 16, at 4:30 P.M. At this time the patient had high fever; hot skin; face very red with great capillary congestion of the surface generally. Capillaries of conjunctivæ, greatly congested and of a yellowish tinge. Body emits an offensive smell. Breath very offensive. Tongue red at tip and edge and coated with light yellow fur shading into brown in the center and root of the tongue. Gums very red. Patient

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