[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address 54.197.75.176. Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
Article
January 3, 1925

"AN UNUSUALLY LARGE GALLSTONE"

Author Affiliations

Circleville, Ohio.

JAMA. 1925;84(1):55. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02660270059031

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.

Abstract

To the Editor:  —In The Journal, Dec. 20, 1924, Dr. A. J. Gordon, Newark, N. J., under the title "An Unusually Large Gallstone Passed by Rectum" gives the weight and dimensions of an unusually large stone removed by Nature's surgery. Many years ago, a woman, aged 68, who was a patient of my father, had many attacks of jaundice with pain; and, finally, following an attack, passed by rectum a gallstone of the following weight and dimensions: weight, 4 drams and 27 grains (17.25 gm.); long circumference, 5¼ inches (133 mm.); circumference at right angles to its length, 31/16 inches (78 mm.), at largest part; length, 2½ inches (63 mm.). The patient made a good recovery, and lived to be over 90 years. I have the stone and a photograph of it.

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview
×