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June 22, 1907


Author Affiliations

Surgeon to St. Anthony Hospital. ROCKFORD, ILL.

JAMA. 1907;XLVIII(25):2112-2113. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.25220510030002

Case 1.  —Tubal pregnancy; rupture within the broad ligament. Case mistaken for acute perforating appendicitis. Operation, hysterectomy, recovery.

History.  —On Aug. 21, 1906, I was called in haste to see Mrs. M. L., widow, aged 28. I found her in bed in much distress and obtained the following history: While walking downtown about 10 a. m. that morning she was taken suddenly ill with a severe pain in the lower abdomen, most marked on the right side. She became very faint and fell to her knees and was unable to rise to her feet for some minutes. She continued her journey downtown, but on account of pain and weakness was obliged frequently to sit down. After doing her errand, she took a car to her home; the car left her within four blocks of her house. One-half hour was consumed in traversing this distance owing to pain and faintness. She

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