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April 6, 1889

PHTHISIS PNEUMONICA ET LARYNGITIS CHRONICA.Read before the Medical Society of the District of Columbia, December 12, 1888.

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JAMA. 1889;XII(14):481-482. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02400910013001b

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C. H, Corporal U. S. Marine Corps, native of Wilmington, Del., age, 41 yrs. 8 mos., enlisted at Annapolis, Md., August 14, 1887. Admitted from U. S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., at 2:30 P.M., September 19, 1888. Died November 21, 1888.

"The patient has had sixteen years' service in the U. S. Marine Corps. Dates the beginning of his ill-health in September, 1887, when he 'caught cold' sleeping on deck on board the U. S. S. 'Dolphin' on a passage from Annapolis to Philadelphia. He has been from time to time under treatment at this station, but has continued on duty until two days ago. He has in the last twelve months had fever from time to time, night sweats, cough and progressive emaciation, with loss of appetite. He has percussion dulness at tops of both lungs, irregular expiratory blow and subcrepitant râles, most abundant on right side in front.

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