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January 22, 1887


JAMA. 1887;VIII(4):85-89. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391290001001

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ON DIABETES.  A Clinical Lecture delivered to the Students of the Western Pennsylvania Medical College, on October 29, 1886,BY W. SNIVELY, M.D., PROFESSOR OF CLINICAL MEDICINE, PITTSBURGH, PA.[Reported by R. M. Jones.]

Gentlemen:  —The case of the young man whom I present for your consideration to-day, affords us an opportunity to study a very interesting disease. I feel certain that many of you will make a correct diagnosis when I read you his clinical history. James G., æt. 25 years, laborer; married, and the father of two children, both living. Height 5 feet 4½ inches, weight 95 pounds. Family history good; father, mother, four brothers and one sister all living and in good health. Previous to eighteen months ago he had always enjoyed good health. Eighteen months ago he contracted a gonorrhœa, which lasted three months. He then weighed 150 pounds. About the same time he began to

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