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May 18, 1889


JAMA. 1889;XII(20):699-702. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02400970015003

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Diffuse Calcification of the Liver.  —At the meeting of the Pathological Society of London on April 16, Mr. Targett showed a specimen of diffuse calcification of the liver, which was removed from a man æt. 62, who died in the Exeter Hospital. It was presented to Guy's Hospital Museum by Dr. Davy. There had been a tumor in the epigastric region for seventeen years, which was very hard but not tender, and did not interfere with his work as a farm laborer. Four months before death he developed an empyema on the right side, for which he was treated in the hospital. At that time the abdomen presented a swelling of stony hardness in the epigastric region, which moved with respiration, and appeared connected with the liver. There was no ascites, but the veins over the upper part of the abdomen and the lower part of the chest were enlarged

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