December 29, 1906


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JAMA. 1906;XLVII(26):2158-2159. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.25210260028002a

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On Oct. 12, 1906, about 5:20 p. m., I was called to attend Mrs. K. H.

Patient.  —Female, white, Irish-American, aged 31.

Family History.  —Father was found dead at age of 50; he possibly died of alcoholism. Mother died of childbirth at 38; father's mother died at 99, and paternal grandfather reached old age. Mother's parents died young. Cause of death of grandparents is unknown.

Personal History.  —Within the past eight years, the patient had had four children and four miscarriages. She has suffered from profuse menstrual hemorrhages, and in June, 1906, was in St. Francis Hospital for curettement. Except at the menstrual period, she had never been subject to headaches, until within the last month. Her husband being away on business during that time she had "grieved much" and had several severe headaches, which had been relieved by bromo-seltzer. Wednesday evening she had a headache. Friday for dinner the

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