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November 4, 1905

A CASE OF HEART GUMMATA, WITH SUDDEN DEATH.

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NEW YORK.

From Professor Chiari's Pathologic Institute in Prague.

JAMA. 1905;XLV(19):1394-1397. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.52510190030001g
Abstract

On Jan. 10, 1905, Professor Dittrich, head of the Department of Legal Medicine in the German University in Prague, performed an autopsy on a woman aged 25, who had died suddenly during the night of January 8. The report from the police department stated merely that the woman had "heart disease" for some time. The heart revealed such an interesting condition that Professor Dittrich at once sent it to the pathologic institute for further study.

AUTOPSY REPORT.  The findings at the autopsy, according to the data kindly furnished by Professor Dittrich, were, briefly, as follows:

General Appearance.  —The body was of medium height, stout but well built and well nourished. The brain was normal, somewhat anemic. The lungs were perfectly normal, no sign of tuberculosis being found; some of the bronchial lymph glands, however, showed the presence of calcified nodules. The liver and spleen were hyperemic, otherwise normal. The gastrointestinal

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