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April 4, 1908


JAMA. 1908;L(14):1123. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.25310400035004d

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I wish to report a case of complete transposition of the abdominal viscera, found in the dissecting room of the Atlanta School of Medicine.

The subject was a male negro, about 40 years of age, and, unfortunately, his history is not obtainable. He died of pulmonary tuberculosis, but no decided pathologic changes were visible except in the lungs. The heart was directed to the right, with the innominate artery on the left side. All the abdominal organs were transposed, the liver being on the left, the spleen on the right, the cecum and appendix in the left iliac fossa, etc.

In a case like this, presenting puzzling symptoms in disease, the easily found position of the heart might suggest the location of the other viscera.

Indications for Theobromin.  —C. Alvarez publishes a clinical study of the action of theobromin in asystoly in the Revista de la Soc. Med., Argentina, October,

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