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November 2, 1935


Author Affiliations

New York; New Bern, N. C.; New York

JAMA. 1935;105(18):1423-1424. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.92760440002009a

The patient here studied was born on a farm in North Carolina in the year 1840. His entire boyhood was spent in the usual pursuits of a farm boy, until at the outbreak of the war between the states he joined the Confederate troops. After some time in the army he was put into a grinding mill, which turned out flour for the soldiers. The end of the war found that he had not been in any battles. The war over, he returned to farming. In 1872 he married. His wife lived until ten years ago, bearing him sixteen children, of whom six are living and well, the oldest being 63 and the youngest 33. Evidence that the stock was good is further supported by the fact that there are thirty-eight grandchildren. Approximately a year ago our subject remarried, this time pledging himself to a widow of 27. A

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