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October 15, 1892

A CASE OF TUBERCULOSIS OF THE PHARYNX.Read in the Section of Laryngology and Otology, at the Forty-third annual meeting of the American Medical Association, held in Detroit, Mich., June, 1892.

JAMA. 1892;XIX(16):457-458. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420160011001e

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Abstract

Tuberculosis of the pharynx as a primary or local affection is of such exceptional occurrence and the nature of the affection so interesting, that I need hardly apologize for reporting a single case; my only regret in doing so, is that I have not been able, since committing myself for this occasion, to review the literature so thoroughly as to be in a position to state exactly, the very short time within which each of the comparatively few cases recorded proved fatal or to enumerate the isolated ones reported to have recovered.

Mrs. B., of Carlisle, Ky., 25 years of age, six months pregnant, was brought by Dr.Ricketts, accompanied by her husband and brother, to consult with me concerning a very painful throat affection which had recently developed, and to establish, if possible, its exact nature.

The patient gave the following history: She had had a catarrhal condition of the

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