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April 28, 1917

ESOPHAGEAL STRICTURE

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Massillon, Ohio

JAMA. 1917;LXVIII(17):1255. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.04270040243016

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Abstract

J. S., boy, aged 11 years, drank about an ounce of lye late in February, 1916. He was given the usual demulcent and sedative at the time, placed on a bland restricted diet, and made what appeared to be an uneventful recovery. When able to eat almost anything he wished and seemingly in excellent health he was sent to his grandmother's in another town, and I did not see him again until July. One evening in the latter part of the month his mother carried him into my office in her arms. He looked almost moribund. He was nothing but skin and bones. His mother told me that he had eaten nothing in two weeks, and that during the last few days he could get but little water down. He complained incessantly of thirst, so I offered him water; but it would go down a certain distance and then be

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