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May 3, 1941


Author Affiliations

Philadelphia; White Haven, Pa.
From the Pathological Laboratory of the White Haven Sanatorium, White Haven, Pa., and the Department for Diseases of the Chest, Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia.

JAMA. 1941;116(18):2013-2014. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.62820180001006

The case of Hodgkin's disease which we present was interesting in that hemoptysis was one of the symptoms and in that the disease was almost entirely limited to the right lung.


History.—  A white woman aged 23 was admitted to the White Haven Sanatorium in March 1940. She complained of pain in the right side of the chest, dyspnea, cough, expectoration and hemoptysis. The illness began in July 1939 with pain in the right side of the chest. Soon dyspnea began. Cough and expectoration with occasional hemoptysis followed.

Physical Examination.—  Nutrition and color were poor. The cervical lymph nodes were palpable on both sides. The chest showed signs of effusion on the right side with displacement of the heart toward the left. The abdomen showed no masses or ascites. The blood pressure was 108 systolic and 70 diastolic. The temperature was 99 to 102 F.,