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July 6, 1929

ASCARIS LUMBRICOIDES FOUND IN THE CAVITY OF THE HUMAN HEART

Author Affiliations

New York

From the Pathological Laboratory of St. John's Long Island City Hospital.

JAMA. 1929;93(1):32. doi:10.1001/jama.1929.27110010004008c
Abstract

The case we are reporting is perhaps of interest more because of its oddity than of any scientific significance the observations may carry.

A woman, aged 65, born in this country, was admitted to the medical service of Dr. McLave at St. John's Hospital, Feb. 18, 1929. The only history obtainable, since the patient was irrational, was from her son. She was a tertipara who had borne her last child forty years before. She had had a swelling of her right leg for twenty years and had recently been complaining of pain in the left lower portion of the chest. She had been treated at the Metropolitan Hospital for ulcers of the leg during the six months prior to her admission to this hospital.

The patient was said to have become acutely ill the day before admission. She developed chills, fever, and the pain in the chest previously mentioned. There

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