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January 8, 1887


JAMA. 1887;VIII(2):35-37. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391270007001b

In offering for your consideration a case of hæmatemesis, I have nothing unique to present, nor is there anything new in its pathology or morbid anatomy. The interest in the case is mostly centred in the rapidity with which the bleeding stopped after the administration of the hæmostatic, and the speedy reaction from impending collapse.

Miss O'K., aged about 26, a brunette, of Irish parentage, with an excellent physique and high color, was taken ill October 31, 1886, but did not have any medical advice until I was summoned to see her just after a profuse bloody vomit on the evening of November 1. Her family history does not point directly to a hæmorrhagic diathesis, although some years ago, in the case of a sister, I had great difficulty in controlling trolling a profuse and alarming hæmorrhage from the gums, following the extraction of a tooth, which had continued forty-eight