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May 2, 1896

THE ETIOLOGY, SYMPTOMS AND TREATMENT OF RHINOLITHS, WITH THE REPORT OF A CASE.

Author Affiliations

CHAIRMAN OF THE SECTION ON OTOLOGY. LARYNGOLOGY AND RHINOLOGY, LOUISIANA STATE MEDICAL SOCIETY; VICE-PRESIDENT NEW ORLEANS ELECTRIC SOCIETY: FELLOW OF THE SOCIETE FRANCAISE D'OTOLOGIE ET DE RHINOLOGIE, ETC. NEW ORLEANS.

JAMA. 1896;XXVI(18):874-875. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430700026002g
Abstract

Frances L., age 13 years, was brought to me by her mother, September, 1894, on account of a catarrhal discharge from the right nostril. She gave the following history:

About three years ago, without any cause which she could recall, the right nostril commenced to discharge as if from a continued cold. Soon afterward she became subject to headaches and felt as if she could not breathe, and could sleep only with her mouth open. A physician was called in, who took her temperature and, finding an elevation, pronounced it "malarial fever." She was given quinin and other remedies for malaria without success, there being always an elevation of temperature, varying from 99 to 101 degrees. Her breath was offensive and her appetite poor. After having tried antimalarial remedies and other treatments by several physicians, without any apparent improvement, the mother was advised by a friend to have the child

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