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DIAGNOSIS OF AN ABDOMINAL TUMOR; BROKEN NEEDLES LEFT IN WOUNDS; PROSECUTIONS FOR ALLEGED MALPRAXIS.
A Clinical Lecture delivered at the University Hospital, Philadelphia.BY WILLIAM GOODELL, M.D., OF PHILADELPHIA.The age of this woman is 43 years, she is married and has had eight children. I have not seen her before, and she has been sent to me by her physician for a diagnosis of her case. Her present ill health began after an attack of pleuropneumonia, with vesical disturbances, especially a burning and scalding upon urination. She still menstruates regularly and has no uterine trouble. But she complains that she has no appetite; that she always has a sensation of fullness over the epigastrium; that after eating she feels distressingly distended; that during the last four weeks, for no apparent reason, she has been losing flesh, and that there has developed in her abdomen "aswelling." "Swelling" is the euphemism
THE CLINIC.. JAMA. 1890;XV(24):857-859. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410500013002