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April 17, 1926


JAMA. 1926;86(16):1209-1210. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.26720420001009a

F. B., a girl, American, aged 9 years and 3 months, weighing 65 pounds (29 Kg.), who was referred by another physician for operation for appendicitis, always had been well except for the usual diseases of childhood, until two years previously. Since then, she had had attacks of abdominal pain of such character and severity that she was compelled to be absent from school on an average of four days each month. The pain was located in the right side, associated with vomiting, slight fever and a small degree of rigidity. Attacks would come on suddenly and confine her to bed for a period lasting from two to four days. There was no jaundice or clay colored stools; the bowels were regular, and no digestive disturbance occurred between attacks. The appendix was removed and showed signs of slight chronic inflammation, though not sufficient, in my opinion, to cause the amount