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February 27, 1897


Author Affiliations

Member of the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland and the American Medical Association. BALTIMORE, MD.

JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(9):396-397. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440090014002f

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After a very careful and interested study of the paper upon the above affection by Dr. Norval H. Pierce, and the discussion by some of his colleagues, members of the Chicago Academy of Medicine in the Journal of Dec. 19, 1896, I have felt impelled to report a case, in which the treatment followed was very dissimilar to that advocated by the essayist and his confrères.

The case I shall herein report occurred in my own person, and is but a description of many others occurring in the practice of my very able and accomplished medical attendant, as well as in that of his students, and I am proud to number myself among the latter.

I fully endorse what was said by Dr. Wm. L. Ballinger in the discussion of the paper, viz.: "Dr. Pierce is to be congratulated upon the pathologic and bacteriologic portions of his thesis;" and I

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