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October 29, 1892

ABSTRACT AND REMARKS ON A CASE OF THE SO-CALLED BEZOLD VARIETY OF MASTOIDITIS; MASTOTOMY; CRANIOTOMY; DEATH.AUTOPSY: ABSCESS IN TEMPORAL LOBE AND CEREBELLAR HEMISPHERE; THROMBO-PHLEBITIS ON BOTH SIDES. Read in the Section of Laryngology and Otology, at the Forty-third Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, held at Detroit, Mich., June, 1892.

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OF NEW YORK.

JAMA. 1892;XIX(18):510-513. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420180004001d

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Abstract

Mr. President:—My paper contains a detailed description of one of the most important and instructive cases of my aural practice. It is, however, too long to be read before this Society. I, therefore, would beg permission to read only a résumé of it, and some general remarks, which I offer for publication in THE JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, if acceptable, whereas I intend to publish the case in full in The Archives of Otology (July number, 1892).

If we recapitulate the history of the case, we find a young woman of good constitution, suffering during the course of a year from repeated attacks of acute naso-pharyngeal catarrh, extending into both ears. The left ear recovered. The fourth and later attacks showed implications of the right mastoid with marked meningitic irritation. She was pregnant; during the last months the attacks were more severe. The upper part of the sterno-mastoid

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