During the past three years, a striking, increase has been recorded in tularemia as a disease of man. This increase in reported cases is no doubt due in large part to the more general recognition of the disease by practicing physicians and the realization of its occurrence in parts of the country far removed from the sections where it was first known to occur as an epizootic in ground squirrels and rabbits. It is to emphasize the frequency of the distribution of tularemia in areas not known to be primarily infested, and to call the attention of physicians to cases that may arise in their practice, that this note on two cases, the first known to have been reported from Chicago, is published.
REPORT OF CASES
—M. M., a man, aged 48, married, a truck driver, was admitted to the hospital, Dec. 17, 1926, with