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February 11, 1933


Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital and University.

JAMA. 1933;100(6):408-410. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.27420060002007a

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The sources of bleeding from the bowel are many, including the relatively common hemorrhage from a bleeding gastric or duodenal ulcer, neoplasm or hemorrhoids. The case here reported illustrates one of the less common causes of intestinal hemorrhage but, in view of the course of events, seemed well worth while reporting.

REPORT OF CASE  M. T. C., a white man, aged 29, was admitted to the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Dec. 29, 1931, with the complaint of persistent blood in the stools. The family history was unimportant, and there was nothing in the past history that had any bearing on the present complaint. A review of the symptoms showed that the patient had never had any gastro-intestinal distress except occasional fulness after eating. There was no history of nausea, vomiting or jaundice at any time. The patient had a congenital clubfoot, and except for two plastic operations he had had no

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