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June 14, 1913


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JAMA. 1913;60(24):1879. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04340240039016

I feel that I should report the following case for a twofold reason: first, because of the immediate response to the drug of the troublesome hiccups which had been persistent for eight days, and were fast sapping the patient's strength and vitality; and secondly, on account of the clearing up of an old chronic bilateral exuding eczema on the flexor surface of the arms.

History.  —The patient, J. R., bachelor, 48 years old, was a large, healthy-looking fellow with ruddy complexion, probably due to his occupation; he was foreman of the signal service of a large railroad, and his work kept him out of doors in all kinds of weather. While not a teetotaler, he was abstemious. Mother died following an operation for gallstones; father died of old age; one brother and one sister were living and healthy, except that the brother was troubled with eczema on one hand.