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April 19, 1902


JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(16):1010. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480160032005

Numerous instances of the localization of the bacillus of typhoid fever in various parts of the body and consecutive suppurative processes have been recorded. There are not a few cases of typhoid abscess of the thyroid gland. Mastitis may occur in typhoid fever and, according to Thomas McRae1, it usually develops late in the disease, occurring with about equal frequency in both sexes, both breasts being involved in about one-half of the cases. In women the process does not seem associated in any special manner with active function of the gland. In a full report of a ease of brain abscess in typhoid fever, due to the typhoid bacillus, McClintock2 notes that in the literature he has found nineteen cases of meningitis, complicating typhoid fever, in all of which the bacillus was present, generally in pure culture; and five cases of brain abscess, in none of which the