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April 23, 1932


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Roanoke, Va.

JAMA. 1932;98(17):1443-1444. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.27320430001008

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We have had the opportunity of studying a patient with hemophilia who came under our observation in an acutely ill condition. For reasons given later, this patient was treated by venesection with most gratifying results.

REPORT OF CASE  J. E. M., a man, aged 51, referred by Dr. A. B. Graybeal of Marion, Va., was admitted to the Jefferson Hospital, March 27, 1931. Two weeks before admission he began to have a pain in the right lower part of the chest, which was worse on motion and deep breathing. For six days he had had a severe lower abdominal pain and had passed bloody urine several times. The pain was so severe as to require morphine for relief. Three days before admission he became very restless, noisy and delirious at times. He does not remember coming to the hospital or anything that happened for several days thereafter.He gave a

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