On January 11 Dr. Vanderburg asked me to see Dr. L. V., who had been suffering from some obscure disease, for about five weeks. He had been under the care of two physicians during his illness, having changed physicians once during the five weeks. A diagnosis of tonsillitis was made in the beginning of his illness, and typhoid pneumonia later. At the time of my first visit the following history was obtained.
Five weeks before he was taken with pain in his left ear, side of head and face, with extreme swelling on these parts, extending particularly into the neck and throat. He had several chills followed by fever, sore throat, swelling of the tonsils, and finally rupture and discharge of pus in the throat. His temperature fluctuated between 98 and 105 degrees, from December 15 up to three days before I saw him, when he had a severe chill.