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February 26, 1898

A TYPICAL CASE OF YELLOW FEVER ILLUSTRATING THE VALUE OF WIDAL'S REACTION WITH THE BACILLUS ICTEROIDES.

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NEW ORLEANS, LA.

JAMA. 1898;XXX(9):460-462. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.72440610008001a

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Abstract

Frank, age 30 years, native of England, has resided in Louisiana during the past fifteen years. He is of florid, healthy complexion, weighs 160 pounds and has been employed in a Turkish bath establishment for several months, attending in the hot room and giving massage to the frequenters of the establishment. During the recent epidemic of yellow fever he has been employed as a nurse for patients stricken by the disease. During all this time and up to the 21st he has been in perfect health. On the 22d, at 8 P.M., he was seen by the writer and gave the following history: That on the day previous he was taken with a headache and general malaise, especially soreness in the limbs not severe enough to keep him from his daily occupation in the hot-room. He thought he had no fever on that day. On the morning he went from

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