July 26, 1930


Author Affiliations

Tampa, Fla.

JAMA. 1930;95(4):267. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.27210040004009c

Rothschild,1 in 1925, collected thirty-three case reports of diverticula of the jejunum, from articles by Balfour, Helvestine,2 Watson and others. Of this number, nineteen were multiple, only ten of which were discovered at operation.

REPORT OF CASE  J. C. H., a white man, aged 58, a farmer, was admitted to the hospital on the morning of Nov. 9, 1929. The past history was of no interest, except that for the past three years he had had some indigestion, with several mild attacks of general abdominal pain of the cramping type, lasting for a day or two. None of these attacks were severe enough to confine him to bed.His present illness began forty-eight hours before admittance to the hospital, with pain in the epigastrium, and with nausea and vomiting. The pain was of a cramping type. This attack lasted a few hours. The patient took a cathartic and

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