This case is reported not because we have anything new to contribute but merely because the case is so unusual that we feel it should be recorded in medical literature. Since the patient was under observation for only twelve days and since her condition was extremely critical, the opportunity for laboratory investigation and for therapy was limited.
REPORT OF A CASE
History.—H. H., a German woman aged 42, a housewife, entered the hospital on June 17, 1934, in the service for malignant diseases, because of extensive ulceration of the head and neck. The history was obtained from her husband because she was unable to talk coherently.
Four years previous to admission a small, painless "boil" appeared on the left cheek near the angle of the mouth. This lesion soon broke down and discharged a thick fluid which looked like pus, but instead of healing the lesion