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April 6, 1912

REPORT OF A CASE OF SIMULATED, AND ONE OF A TRUE MAXILLARY EMPYEMA, BOTH OF DENTAL ORIGIN

JAMA. 1912;LVIII(14):1010-1011. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04260040026013
Abstract

Case 1.—History.  —Mr. A. S., aged 38, a laborer, was first seen Nov. 27. 1911. Twelve years before all the teeth of the upper jaw had been extracted, and about one year before lie had suffered from a condition similar to the one present at this time, although considerably less severe, from which he quickly recovered without treatment, except the use of home remedies. Three days previous his work necessitated standing in water for a considerable length of time. The right side of his face became swollen and painful in the evening. The next day the swelling had increased to such an extent that by night the eye could not be opened. When observed at the office the following day, the right side of his face was so swollen as to be almost level with his nose. The eye was nearly closed by a superficial edema of both lids.

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