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December 1, 1883

STRICTURE OF THE ŒSOPHAGUS.

JAMA. 1883;I(21):632. doi:10.1001/jama.1883.02390210028011

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Abstract

Mr. Editor:

No. 16 of the Journal of the American Medical Association contains an interesting article on " Stricture of the Œsophagus," etc., that reminds me of the following case:

One year ago Mrs. A. D. Peebles, of near Shelbyville, Ill., was taken with puerperal convulsions, and had three or four M.D.'S called. According to Mr. Peebles statement she was compelled to swallow pure, undiluted chloroform. In about three weeks after her confinement she had great difficulty in swallowing solid food, and in December last I was consulted and diagnosed stricture of the œsophagus, and selected gradual dilatation, but they (Mr. and Mrs. Peebles) objected. I explained to them the use of the bougie and the danger of her disease, but some of their friends (?) insisted on their consulting a physician in Decatur, which they did, and was treated for " spasm of stomach."

I requested Mr. Peebles to write me, after

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