May 1925


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From the outpatient medical department, University of Illinois College of Medicine.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1925;35(5):594-597. doi:10.1001/archinte.1925.00120110060008

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The case of splenomegaly to be reported shows such an atypical course that we feel that it will be justifiable to report it now, while the patient is yet under observation.

REPORT OF CASE  A woman, aged 60, with a negative family history, had an attack of typhoid fever, at the age of 10. At 29, during the seventh month of pregnancy, she suffered from eclampsia, with miscarriage. The next year, she had a second miscarriage, in the eighth month of gestation. For the following five years, she felt very weak, and gave birth to a delicate child. For the next six years, there was some improvement, during which time she gave birth to two healthy childrean. At 41, during her sixth pregnancy there was a recurrence of the weakness, with constant pain in the region of the spleen. A diagnosis of enlarged spleen was made and extirpation of the

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