While cases of this nature are not exceedingly rare, I am induced to report this one on account of the number of days that the child lived and the reflex phenomena observed during the child's life.
—The father is white, a native of Indiana, aged 28, a junkman, apparently strong and healthy. He uses alcohol and tobacco in moderation. Eight years ago he had a very aggravated attack of gonorrhea, attended with sores on the penis (another physician informs me he later displayed evidences of syphilis, for which he treated him). The mother is a native of Indiana, aged 27, strong and robust, and gives no history of any serious illness. She has previously given birth to two children, both living. One, 5 years old, is an imbecile, with an inferior paraplegia, due to poliomyelitis anterior at fifteen months. The second child is healthy and bright.