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July 14, 1906

A CONTRIBUTION TO THE STUDY OF QUININ AND IRON IN PNEUMONIA.

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CHATHAM, OHIO.

JAMA. 1906;XLVII(2):110-111. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.25210020030003

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Abstract

History.  —Miss C., aged 54, rather a frail little woman of about five feet four inches in height and ninety pounds weight, gave a history of an attack of pneumonia four years previously. Otherwise her family and personal history were good. I was called early in the morning of April 6 and found her suffering from pain in the left axillary line, low down, dyspnea and general soreness, with headache and vomiting. Temperature 104 F., pulse 108 (very full), respirations 30. Over the whole lower lobe of the left lung harsh tubular breathing was heard, with fine crepitant râles, and there was marked dullness on percussion with increased tactile fremitus.

Diagnosis.  —Lobar pneumonia of left lower lobe.

Treatment.  —I commenced with the usual expectant remedies (not having quinin in sufficient quantities with me), and, on returning about 4 p. m., found absolutely no change except in the respiration, which was

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