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January 1920

A CASE OF ANOMALY OF THE DIAPHRAGMWITH HERNIATION INTO THE THORAX OF CERTAIN VISCERA RESULTING IN A GASTRIC AND INTESTINAL OBSTRUCTION

Author Affiliations

Professor of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Tulane University NEW ORLEANS

Am J Dis Child. 1920;19(1):55-61. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1920.01910190063005
Abstract

REPORT OF CASE  Dorothy C. was admitted into my service at the Touro Infirmary May 2, 1919. She had been ill two days prior to admission and was sent to the institution by a physician with the diagnosis of "locked bowels."Past History.—She was four months and five days old, and was the only child of apparently healthy parents. There was no history of miscarriage and the delivery of the patient was normal, except that the cord was wound around the neck. No instruments had been used. She had had no "blue" spells, and had been perfectly well and healthy up to the age of three months when she had a peculiar attack of colic with twisting and straining. This "spell" was promptly relieved by the administration of milk of magnesia and an enema, after which she "got all right." Another similar attack occurred between the first one and

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