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May 28, 1910

A DEATH UNDER ANESTHESIA DUE TO STATUS LYMPHATICUS

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LEXINGTON, KY.

JAMA. 1910;LIV(22):1785-1786. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.92550480001001o

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Abstract

Patient.  —A boy, aged 7, with the following history: Whooping-cough with good recovery at the age of 2 years. No other diseases of childhood. Operation for enlarged tonsils and adenoids, by Dr. J. A. Stucky, three months previously. At this time patient took the anesthetic fairly well except for a slight accumulation of mucus in the throat which, however, was not particularly troublesome. There was no history of any kind of asthma, any difficulty there had been in breathing being entirely relieved by the removal of the adenoids.

Present Illness.  —For the past three years the glands on the left side of the neck had been noticeably enlarged. They had increased in size rather markedly in the last few months, although their growth had not been uniform from the beginning. Dr. S. B. Marks, who had charge of the case, said that six months previously these glands seemed to become smaller, but

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