[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
January 6, 1912


Author Affiliations


JAMA. 1912;LVIII(1):33. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04260010035014

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.


A careful search of the literature at my command has failed to reveal a case of intestinal obstruction in which the symptoms and pathologic findings coincide with the following case:

Aug. 21, 1911, I first saw Mr. B., white, aged 22, laborer. Family history was negative. Patient had had usual diseases of childhood. He had had attacks of severe pains in abdomen with nausea and vomiting at intervals of from one to six months for the past six years. Four years ago his appendix was removed, but this gave him no relief, and one of his attacks came on a few days after the operation. For the past six months these attacks have increased in frequency and severity.

Present Illness.  —About 9 a. m. Aug. 20, 1911, while at breakfast, he was taken with one of his usual attacks of abdomonal pain, he did not eat much breakfast, thinking the pain

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview