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April 26, 1913


JAMA. 1913;60(17):1296-1297. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04340170024016

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Reports of complete transposition of the viscera are but infrequently encountered in the literature. Because of the relative rarity of the condition, therefore, the following case report may be of interest.

History.  —J. G., Italian, male, aged 22, Oak Harbor, Ohio, laborer, was admitted to the medical service at St. Vincent's Hospital, Oct. 6, 1911. The family history revealed nothing of importance. The personal history revealed no serious previous disease. The patient had never been in the tropics. His present illness began about one month prior to admission, with frequent chills and a continuous type of fever ranging daily between 101 and 103 F., during which time he had lost about 23 pounds in weight. His main complaint was referred to pain beneath the edge of the lower ribs on the left side. The patient believed that his illness was the result of an accident, which took place about one

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