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September 1929

DIPHTHERIA OF THE EAR

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PHILADELPHIA

Arch Otolaryngol. 1929;10(3):296-298. doi:10.1001/archotol.1929.00620060092009
Abstract

D. L., aged 2½ years, was seen by me on March 11, 1929, with a history of persistent cough almost since birth. The family physician was not able to make any impression on the condition. The tonsils and adenoids were removed when the child was 10 months old, but the coughing continued.

I had the good fortune to obtain decided relief for the patient within a short space of time.

On March 18, an older brother developed otitis media. A paracentesis was performed, ample and free drainage was established, and after the lapse of two weeks the ear was normal.

Probably from contact with his brother, the present patient developed a slight rise in temperature for a few days and complained now and then of pain in his right ear. His condition was such, however, that he did not require any treatment until March 20, when he was seized

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