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October 14, 1905


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JAMA. 1905;XLV(16):1167. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.52510160041004

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I report this case because of the extreme rarity of sunstroke in this region during the autumn months, when the temperature usually ranges in midday from 78 to 88 F. in the shade, and also to demonstrate the occasional excessive susceptibility to an attack of sunstroke by an individual who has previously been stricken.

Patient.  —A well-developed girl of 11 years of age, always in good general health, had been suffering with slight headaches for a few days previous to the attack. She had until recently been an inmate of the County Orphan's Home, when she had been taken for trial by some country people with a view to adoption. Her parentage history was rather obscure.

History.  —On Sept. 15, 1905, at 11 a. m., the patient was standing near a tree in a garden on the hillside only partially exposed to the solar rays, awaiting the return of her

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