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I was called to the hospital to examine a patient who had been brought from a neighboring town, and whom I had never seen before.
I knew nothing of her previous condition except what had been told me in a brief conversation over the telephone by the attending physician.
REPORT OF CASE
History.—Two weeks before the patient's present illness, tonsillectomy had been performed (ether), at which time the hemorrhage was unusually profuse and difficult to control, requiring the placing of a sponge in one fossa for several hours. After her return home she failed to recover in a normal manner, being slow in regaining her strength and showing "a continuous high fever" (no figures obtainable). A week later, that is, seven days before I saw her and a week after the tonsillectomy, she developed an earache and the drum ruptured "in an hour or two" with immediate relief from
DABNEY V. BACTEREMIA DUE TO TONSILLECTOMY COMPLICATED BY MASTOIDITIS. Arch Otolaryngol. 1925;2(4):362–364. doi:10.1001/archotol.1925.00570010382006
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