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March 23, 1889

A CASE OF PERITYPHLITIS.Read before the Medical Society of the District of Columbia,December 12, 1888.

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JAMA. 1889;XII(12):406-407. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02400890010001b

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T. K., male, white, set. 34 years, consulted me at my office on the evening of November 15, 1888. He complained of general malaise, with localized pain in the lower part of the abdomen towards the right side. He had a short, harassing cough. His bowels had been freely moved from some purgative pills taken the previous night. His pulse was 100, temperature 102.6°. I ordered him home and to bed at once and prescribed codeia and quinine, together with- a strict liquid diet.

On the following morning (November 16), I found that he had passed a very comfortable night. A thorough examination revealed a tumor in the right inguinal region. The pulse was 80 and the temperature 100° F. Poultices were ordered. When I saw the patient again in the evening his pulse was 100 and his temperature 102°.

On the morning of the 17th Dr. J. Ford Thompson

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