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June 29, 1907


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JAMA. 1907;XLVIII(26):2185. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.25220520015003d

Patient.  —Mrs. C., aged 35, married, Irish, was seen in consultation with Dr. McNulty.

History.  —Before the birth of her first child she had some slight eclamptic seizures which subsided under treatment. She was delivered of a healthy child; the puerperium was normal and recovery good. One and one-half years later she was again delivered of a healthy child. The puerperium continued normal until the tenth day when she became very anemic extremely weak, with troublesome cough and slight fever. On physical examination little was found except an enlarged spleen reaching to the umbilicus. During that illness no blood examination was made.After two months, during which time she was almost moribund, apparent complete recovery took place. At the end of one and one-half years she was again delivered of a healthy child. During the puerperium she received of calomel gr. 1/10, with salol grs. 5 every 4 hours, but

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