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February 12, 1927


Author Affiliations

Berwyn, Ill. Attending Surgeon, Berwyn Hospital.

JAMA. 1927;88(7):475. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.92680330001010

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D. M., a boy, aged 3 months and 15 days, vomited his bottle feeding late in the afternoon of Nov. 2, 1926, and about half an hour later passed about 3 cc. of bright red uncoagulated blood by rectum without any accompanying feces. A normal stool was passed that morning and there had not been any diarrhea. The feeding was mixed: the breast every three hours, followed by a supplement of whole milk, water and dextrimaltose. The mother stated that she gave the baby 5 drops of castoria daily because of a tendency toward constipation.

The history showed a normal birth, and except for a severe cord hemorrhage about twenty minutes after birth there had not been illness of any kind. The baby had never vomited before.

The baby was well nourished and did not show signs of discomfort. The pulse was 120; the temperature by rectum, 98.8. The throat,

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