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October 15, 1904

OBSTRUCTION OF THE BOWEL DUE TO A ROUND WORM IN THE APPENDIX.

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ROARING SPRING, PA.

JAMA. 1904;XLIII(16):1145. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.92500160002

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Abstract

The following case has some unique features which make it of sufficient interest to report.

Patient.  —M. E. H., girl, aged 15 years, of Coalmont, Pa., was taken sick Tuesday, Aug. 16, 1904, vomiting freely, for which home remedies were tried.

History.  —Wednesday, August 17, at 4 p. m., Dr. Evans of Saxton, four miles away, was called. Friday, August 19, Dr. Evans was again called, as vomiting persisted and was accompanied by some pain. Saturday morning, August 20, a consultation was held with Dr. Schum of Huntingdon. It was concluded that there was an obstruction of the bowels and that an operation probably would be necessary.

Examination.  —I reached the case Saturday evening and found the patient suffering some pain, though it was not severe. Temperature had been

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