L. S., a girl, aged 14 months, was admitted to the Jewish Hospital, Feb. 17, 1924, with the complaint of fecal fistula, and recurrent attacks of fever, following the drainage of an appendix abscess, on Sept. 3, 1923.
History of Previous Illness.
—The child was admitted to the Pediatric Service of the Cincinnati General Hospital on Aug. 28, 1923, with the complaint of distention of the abdomen. At the time of admittance the child had a history of whooping cough four months previously. In fact, she was still coughing, but not whooping. The present attack apparently started six days previously with diarrhea, the child passing eight greenish watery stools in the first twenty-four hours. The diarrhea was controlled in two days, but the following day, the day before admission, the child suddenly developed fever and showed distention of the abdomen. The physician who saw the patient at her home made