Recently one of us (D. W. M.)1 reported what was apparently the twelfth case of multiple cystic tuberculosis of the bones in pediatric literature. The following report brings the number of cases reported to 13.
REPORT OF CASE
I. M., a 1½ year old Negro boy, was admitted to Duke Hospital on Sept. 28, 1939 with the complaint of "boils" of nine months' duration. The family history showed that the patient was exposed to tuberculosis during the first four months of his life. The past history was irrelevant except that he had received a diet poor in vitamins. The present illness began in January 1939, nine months prior to admission, when a painless swelling developed on the dorsum of the right foot, which increased slowly in size and became fluctuant but never hot or inflamed. Two months later, in March, a similar swelling appeared lateral to the outer canthus