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July 6, 1907

RUPTURE OF AN AORTIC ANEURISM IN A CHILD OF FOUR YEARS.

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PHILADELPHIA.

JAMA. 1907;XLIX(1):15-17. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.25320010015002c
Abstract

The following case is reported as of interest to the clinician as well as to the pathologist, especially in its bearing on the relation between hereditary syphilis and lesions of the heart and vessels in early life:

Patient.  —M. E., a male child, was born Oct. 19, 1903. He was the first child from the union of apparently healthy parents, born five years after their marriage.

Family History.  —Both father and mother are living, and both are 34 years of age. The father had the usual diseases of childhood, and hesitatingly denied having had a sore on the genitals, but admitted two distinct attacks of gonorrhea prior to marriage. At the age of 21 he began to experience convulsive seizures resembling epilepsy in all respects. He was treated for epilepsy by several neurologists in this city, but always with an increase in the number and severity of the attacks rather

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