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March 14, 1914

RADIUM IN THE TREATMENT OF BLASTOMYCOSISWITH REPORT OF A CASE

JAMA. 1914;LXII(11):844-845. doi:10.1001/jama.1914.02560360024008
Abstract

In a previous article1 the case now reported more fully was briefly referred to.

So far as I can learn, radium has not been used hitherto in the treatment of blastomycosis. A priori it was expected that radium would be effectual in this disease, and the opportunity of treating a case presented itself in May, 1913.

History.  —The patient, a man, aged 24, came under observation at the Chicago Policlinic Hospital with a lesion at the inner canthus of the left eye. The lesion, which was of three months' duration, involved the upper and the lower lid and covered an area of about 2 sq. cm. (Fig. 3). It was of verrucous aspect, but at the periphery an inflammatory border ⅛ inch wide was present containing a few abscesses the size of pin-points. Pus could easily be squeezed from between the papillae of the patch. The clinical diagnosis of

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