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September 28, 1895

FATALITY OF SURGICAL OPERATIONS IN ALCOHOLISM.

Author Affiliations

JERSEY CITY, N. J.

JAMA. 1895;XXV(13):519-521. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430390005001b

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Abstract

I thought it might be of some interest to call the attention of this Section of our Association to a form of rheumatism which has frequently come under my observation during the last twenty years, and which has not been fully, I think, recognized as a distinctive form of that disease by the profession. I have had some twenty cases of this form of rheumatism during the above mentioned period.

Not to take up the time of the Section, I will only describe two or three typical cases to illustrate the few remarks I have to make. This form of rheumatism apparently arises wholly from the moderate but continuous use of fermented and distilled liquors and has been aptly termed alcoholic rheumatism.

I think too many of us in our daily rounds in the treatment of the more common forms of diseases, are too apt, for want of time or

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