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January 1926

ACTINOMYCOSIS OF THE LUNGS AND CHEST

Arch Surg. 1926;12(1):385-391. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1926.01130010389024

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Abstract

REPORT OF CASE 

History.  —J. P., a man, aged 42, was admitted to the Lenox Hill Hospital, Oct. 27, 1924, with the complaint that in October, 1923, he began to have pain in the left breast posteriorly. This pain became severe in April, 1924, when he also had chills and fever. He coughed and noticed that the sputum contained threads of blood and had a sweetish taste. At one time he coughed up a pint of bloody fluid. Going further back in his history we found that he had coughed as long ago as 1916 when exposed to cold and moisture in the army, and that a moderate cough had persisted ever since. He also mentioned that in the last years of the war he, as well as other badly starved German soldiers, on finding a dead horse or other animal, would pounce on it and cut off whatever meat

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