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May 16, 1908


JAMA. 1908;L(20):1608-1609. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.25310460032003d

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Angioneurotic edema is a condition interesting enough to warrant the reporting of cases, and this patient presents clinical aspects rather striking and probably without the common experience of most of us. To transcribe his clinical history in full would be to write a monograph—even to relate essentials details is no easy task, but the following outline contains the salient features.

History.  —Mr. X., age 27, single. Family history unimportant, except that both his aged parents suffer with chronic organic cardiac disease. A young man in good circumstances, he has been in the front rank in athletics, and has indulged in the usual life of young men of the day, but not to any great excess. No serious diseases, other than repeated attacks of gonorrhea, until three years ago.Three years ago, while in New York, the patient called me to see him. He had been under treatment by a physician

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