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May 27, 1905


Author Affiliations

First Lieutenant, Medical Department, U. S. Army. FORT LISCUM, ALASKA.

JAMA. 1905;XLIV(21):1685. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.92500480032003a

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The following report is submitted with the hope that it may prove of value to those who are especially interested in the study of malaria—particularly of its unusual manifestations.

Patient.  —Private G., about 11 a. m., Jan. 23, 1905, complained of an extremely severe headache, which had first appeared between 9 and 10 o'clock that forenoon, and which had rapidly increased in severity until at the time he applied for treatment it had become almost unbearable. The pain was especially severe in the temporal regions. The man further stated that previous to that morning he had been in his usual good health.

Examination.  —The patient was admitted to the hospital; the temperature was normal. He was carefully questioned with regard to his appetite, digestion and action of his bowels, and all seemed to be perfectly normal. He felt certain that he had eaten nothing unusual or which

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