NARRATION OF A CASE.
—The patient was American born, 36 years old, a carpenter. On Sept. 24, 1901, about 9 a. m., he walked into the Norwegian Hospital, Brooklyn, complaining of diffuse abdominal pain; temperature, 99; pulse, 90. He gave a history of diarrhea for a week, which had been checked by cholera mixture. The previous night he had taken a dose of castor oil.He was kept under observation, and rapidly grew worse. At 11 o'clock his temperature was 102; pulse, 120. The abdominal pain was localized in the right iliac fossa, and a diagnosis of appendicitis was made. An operation was decided on. At 12:15 p. m. his temperature was 104, pulse 136.
—At 4 p. m. the abdomen was opened and a congested appendix was removed. Although there were indications of intestinal perforation, the alarming condition of the patient prevented any
AGER LC. PERFORATION OF THE NORMAL INTESTINE BY AN ASCARIS LUMBRICOIDES.. JAMA. 1903;XL(9):565-566. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.92490090013001d