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1883 BMJ (Clinical Research Edition)  
What seems to me a matter singulaly noteworthy, constantly forced on our attention in connection with otorrhcsa, is the stolid Sndifference with which the public regard the whole question. Our worst caes-those, e.g., in which the prompt employment of the trephine is indicated-are, I think, scarcely ever those which have received the benefit of early treatment, for they have been brought under the notice of the private practitioner, or have been taken to hospital solely because of the
more » ... e of the supervention of fatal symptoms. It was but a few days since that my colleague Dr. Broadbent asked me to see a girl of 18, admitted under him at St. Mary's, with intense pyrexia, as a result of purulent otitis, from which she died only eighteen hours after her admission into hospital. As in all such cases, the otorrhea, which had finally become fatal, had for years been permitted free scope for its pernicious action.
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