The patient, a young lady, unmarried, of good family history, and apparently of good moral character, was referred to me on Sept. 18, 1900, by my friend, Dr. E. K. Perrin.
Her physician stated that she had had an obstinate "sore throat," for which he had administered the usual remedies for follicular tonsillitis, during the past week, with the result that the condition was increasing in severity rather than improving.
The patient dated the onset of her trouble five weeks prior to my examination. She said that she had then taken a surf bath while unwell, from which she caught a severe cold, with headache and muscle pains which lasted for about three weeks, when it "all seemed to settle in her throat."
For a week past she had been unable to swallow any solid food, and could take liquid nourishment only with the greatest difficulty, and for the past