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May 16, 1942


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Nassawadox, Va.

JAMA. 1942;119(3):259. doi:10.1001/jama.1942.72830200001007

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J. L. T., a white man aged 49, was admitted to the Northampton-Accomack Memorial Hospital for treatment of an infection of the urinary tract. He had been a patient in the same hospital two years previously, at which time he had a resection of the anus and the sigmoid colon for a constricting lesion. During his first admission he had had numerous catheterizations and for a time carried an indwelling catheter. He had excellent control of the colostomy.

During the summer of 1941 he had mild urinary symptoms, such as slight burning, occasional fever and fatigue. He was active, however, and did not consider the symptoms of sufficient severity for him to go to bed for treatment. Trial of various urinary antiseptics, forcing of fluids and changes in reaction of the urine had little effect on the amount of pus and blood present. This would vary from 30 to 100

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