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April 2, 1887


JAMA. 1887;VIII(14):390-392. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391390026008

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Diabetes—Large Ventral Hernia—The Aneurismal Diathesis—Glycozone.

At the last meeting of the County Medical Association Dr. Austin Flint made some very interesting remarks concerning diabetes, of which, as is well known, he has of late years been making a special study. The case which suggested them was one which was related by Dr. Gouley. The patient was a lady 72 years of age, who suffered from ventral hernia for more than twenty years, and Dr. Gouley said it was the largest ventral hernia that he had ever seen. She had also been diabetic for at least thirteen years, and the form of glycosuria with which she was affected was that which the French term intermittent glycosuria. She finally died of exhaustion in an attack of acute bronchitis, and at the autopsy the hernial sac was found to consist of nothing but skin, and that very thin. Dr.

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