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October 17, 1908

GAS CYSTS OF THE INTESTINE.

Author Affiliations

BALTIMORE.

JAMA. 1908;LI(16):1291-1298. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.25410160001001
Abstract

THE AUTHOR'S CASE. 

Patient.  —The subject of this paper is a man, aged 60 years, a resident of Illinois, who was referred to me by his son, a physician. He entered the Union Protestant Infirmary on Nov. 28, 1907, with a diagnosis of cancer of the stomach.

History.  —His history in brief was that he had always been a man who had enjoyed remarkable health up to about eighteen months ago when he began to have symptoms of indigestion. At that time he weighed something over three hundred pounds, had an excellent appetite and had always been a very hearty eater. During his illness, he had lost almost one-half of his body weight, and at the time he entered the hospital, he was emaciated and cachectic to a marked degree.

Examination.  —This was negative except as referred to the abdomen. Here a mass in the region of the pylorus could

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