Infections of the new-born are sufficiently common so that the report of a case seems scarcely warranted. On the other hand, the avenue of entrance often cannot be recognized clinically and the case in hand is of interest because the post-mortem examination alone demonstrated the portal of entry; and not only the portal of entry, but the fact that absence of signs in certain cases is of little value.
—I was called about 11:30 p. m. April 13, 1911, to see a ten-day-old baby because the left hand had, during the evening, become red and the temperature had risen to 103 F. The history is as follows:H. B. was born of healthy parents April 3, 1911, and weighed 7 pounds 14 ounces. The labor lasted twelve hours and was normal in every particular, except that the membrane had to be ruptured. The cord was protected in the usual