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July 1924

REPORT OF A CASE OF STREPTOCOCCIC MENINGITIS TREATED WITH INJECTIONS OF GENTIAN VIOLET

Am J Dis Child. 1924;28(1):34-37. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1924.04120190037005
Abstract

The following case of streptococcus meningitis is reported because, so far, no report has been made in the literature of a case of meningitis treated with intraspinal injections of solutions of gentian violet. The increasing interest in gentian violet injections as inhibiting the growth of gram-positive organisms led to a trial in this case of septic meningitis. The report, although having a fatal outcome, is made because something has been learned.

REPORT OF CASE  A. A. B., a boy, white, aged 2 years, whose family and past history were inconsequential, fell, on Jan. 3, 1924, while holding a lead pencil in his hand, the point of which made a very slight abrasion in the upper left eyelid near the inner canthus. An ophthalmologist saw the child at once, and found no injury to the eyeball, and a superficial wound so slight as to cause no uneasiness, though the wound was

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