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I have the pleasure of presenting to you this afternoon a case of vessicular inflammation of the mucous membrane of the fauces—in itself a rare condition — which I feel sure will prove sufficiently interesting to justify me in taking up a little of your valuable time. The objective symptoms are, just now, fortunately for us, very pronounced; that is, in part at least. The condition is easily seen by direct inspection, and is one which might readily be mistaken at first sight for diphtheria, or possibly for one or two other diseases which are more common in the region of the fauces. In fact, the patient states, that when diphtheria appeared in the house in which she was employed about two years ago, the attending physician—a very capable one—informed the family that she was suffering from that disease. The history of the case is, briefly, as follows:
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