Collected Studies from the Bureau of Laboratories, Department of Health, City of New York Volume . 8

Collected Studies from the Bureau of Laboratories, Department of Health, City of New York Volume . 8

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...days after the onset of the symptoms and less than twenty-four hours after the quinin treatment was begun. Necropsy showed Negri bodies in the brain; animals inoculated with the brain material developed rabies, and Negri bodies were found in their brains. It was felt that this case was not a fair test of the value of quinin in rabies, because the treatment was begun so late in the disease. Case 2. During the Spring of 1914 the writer was called to see a case in the Polyclinic Hospital, which presented symptoms very suggestive of rabies. The patient, a young cabaret singer, said she had been bitten by her own dog five weeks before at a time when the animal was sick. She had given the dog away immediately after the bite, and did not know its subsequent history. She appeared at the throat clinic of the hospital complaining of spasms of the throat and inability to swallow. Upon examination several hours later, she presented a very fair clinical picture of rabies: abundant ropy saliva, convulsive movements of the throat and head, marked hydrophobia and total inability to swallow anything. Examination of the throat, made with difficulty, disclosed only congestion of the fauces, pharynx and larynx. She was extremely nervous and excited. Although the writer suspected hysteria, the symptoms were so nearly typical of rabies that it was decided to administer quinin. Ten grains of quinin and urea hydrochlorid were given intravenously at 5 P. M. When seen three hours later she was so much better that no more quinin was given and a positive diagnosis of hysteria was made. One of the ambulance surgeons thought he recognized the woman, and a search of the ambulance records disclosed the fact that she had been brought into the hospital three times more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 123680418X
  • 9781236804181