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March 8, 1902


JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(10):648. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.62480100024003

The "Note on the Fever of Hodgkin's Disease," by Dr. J. H. Musser,1 has led me to report a case that, while it does not conform rigidly to a definite type of Rückfall fever, presents many characteristic points.

The case is that of a lady, 30 years of age, married, mother of three healthy children. Up to the present illness she had enjoyed good health. Her family history was negative. In the fall of 1898 she complained of weakness, malaise and swelling of the cervical glands. She was treated for malaria and spent the winter of 1898-9 in Florida. She stated that she had fever "off and on." Early in 1899 she had a febrile attack that persisted for some weeks. During that time the cervical glands on the left side and the inguinal glands on both sides became enlarged and tender. Upon absidence of the fever the glands