V. R., a man aged 24, was admitted to the United States Marine Hospital, Staten Island, N. Y., on July 3, 1943. He stated that a urethral discharge was observed on May 18, three days after sexual exposure. About four days subsequent to the appearance of the urethral discharge the patient noticed that the right eye was inflamed. On May 24 he was admitted to the United States Marine Hospital at Brighton, Mass., where the diagnoses of gonorrheal urethritis and gonorrheal conjunctivitis (of the right eye) were recorded. Sulfathiazole therapy was instituted, and sulfathiazole ointment, boric acid and cold compresses were applied locally. Bacterial vaccine made from the typhoid bacillus U. S. P. was given intravenously. The oral use of sulfathiazole was continued until July 2, at which time the urethral discharge had subsided considerably but the ocular infection, with a copious purulent discharge, persisted.
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