This case of meningitis is reported because instances of recovery from streptococcus meningitis are uncommon, and the case presents some other points of interest.
A woman, aged 25, was apparently in perfect health until the afternoon of Sept. 23, 1918, when she became suddenly and violently ill with headache, vomiting, and severe pain in the back of the neck and the back. At midnight a lumbar puncture was made which yielded a turbid fluid containing abundant polymorphonuclear leukocytes. No bacteria were with certainty found in smears. Twenty-seven c.c. of antimeningococcus serum were given intraspinally.
The following morning she entered Durand Hospital. She complained of intense pain in the head, back of the neck and back which was increased when she was moved. There was constant nausea, with occasional vomiting. The neck was rigid. Kernig's sign was positive; her mind was clear. The tonsils had been removed a year before. There