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My attention having recently been called to an article on this subject in the Medical News of November 26, 1887, and also to another article in the same journal of December 24, 1887, by Prof. Thos. G. Morton, of Philadelphia, I think it may be of interest to some to publish the following case, as I was not aware when I performed the operation that it had been done for that purpose.
James Daley, æt. 25 years, unmarried, of temperate habits, was taken sick at his boarding-house about October 1, 1887, and came under my care October 6, with high temperature, right iliac tenderness and gurgling, and with the other symptoms and general appearances of typhoid fever, which disease had been prevailing to some extent in the city. He persisted in having on his clothes and sitting about the rooms for five days, trying to fight off the disease, but
BONTECOU RB. ABDOMINAL SECTION FOR RUPTURED TYPHOID ULCER, AND FOR INTESTINAL OBSTRUCTION.. JAMA. 1888;X(4):106-109. doi:10.1001/jama.1888.02400300010001b