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July 6, 1907


Author Affiliations

House Surgeon Frisco Hospital, Assistant in Bacteriology in Medical Department of St. Louis University. SPRINGFIELD, MO.

JAMA. 1907;XLIX(1):39. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.25320010039003

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Although the subject of hemophilic joints has received considerable attention of late, many of the surgical text-books do not give it adequate mention, and some of them fail to speak of it at all. The comparative rarity of the condition, and the importance of its diagnosis, especially of its differentiation from tuberculosis, failure of which has often led to operation with fatal results, seem to justify the reporting of the following case which occurred recently in my service as interne in the St. Louis City Hospital:

Patient.  —H. C., male, aged 28, nativity American, entered the hospital on account of a swelling of the right knee.

History.  —At the time of entrance, temperature was normal and he could walk on the affected limb with little inconvenience. He stated that he drank 15 or 16 glasses of whisky daily and had been a bartender for a year and half. Before that

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