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June 15, 1907


JAMA. 1907;XLVIII(24):2029. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.25220500035003b

Actinomycosis is a rare disease in this country, and the following case will be of interest. It presents all the salient features of this disease:

History.  —Mrs. S. of East Syracuse, born of American parents; had always lived in the city where her parents died at the ages of 75 and 78; one sister died during childbirth and one is living; three brothers are living, two have died, one as the result of an accident, the other of Bright's disease. She had always been strong and healthy up to the time of this sickness; usual weight 142 pounds. She was the mother of three healthy children, the youngest being five months old when she was first taken sick. Her food was that usual in the families of working people. About the middle of October, 1905, while ironing, she was seized with cramps in the abdomen. She sent for the family

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