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Categories: Mother's Diagnosis

This disease begins gradually, as a rule, with chilly
feelings, pain in the back and limbs, pulse is faster, with a general

redness of the throat before the formation of the membrane; with such

symptoms there are great weakness, paleness, and a bad smelling breath.

Soon a spot or spots may be seen on the tonsils, uvula or soft palate, but

in a day or two a dirty white patch is seen on the tonsils and this may

spread, and with it there is increased weakness, pallor, loss of appetite

and fever. When the membrane is taken off of the tonsils there is left a

raw surface, and the membrane rapidly reforms.