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July 23, 1932


Author Affiliations

Rochester, Minn.

From the Section on Clinical Pathology and the Section on Cardiology, the Mayo Clinic.

JAMA. 1932;99(4):298-300. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.27410560001008

A man, aged 26, a butcher, who stated that he had had no previous illnesses, came to the Mayo Clinic, Oct. 19, 1931. The family history had no bearing on his illness. He was born in Germany and resided there until he came to this country, at the age of 14 years. Five years before his registration, while he was cutting meat, his knife slipped and entered his right thigh; this wound healed without infection but resulted in an arteriovenous aneurysm. He apparently was in normal health until Aug. 8, 1931. On that day, he felt tired and complained of a dull headache, and felt chilly during the day in spite of the fact that it was very warm weather. He continued with his work, and at 11 p. m. he collapsed in his shop. A physician found that his temperature was 103 F., and he was taken home and