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April 12, 1890

STOMACH REST AND CLEANLINESS.Read in the Section of the Practice of Medicine, Materia Medica and Physiology, at the Fortieth Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, June, 1889.

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OF NEWPORT, R. I.

JAMA. 1890;XIV(15):538-540. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410150020001e

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Abstract

Mrs. B. W., aged 52, a widow eight months, came under my observation February 17 of the present year. She was one of five children of good physical parentage, except that the mother had much liver trouble. Mother, one sister and one brother very stout, and one sister has had an immense amount of bilious disturbance for twenty-eight years, with suffering so severe as to suggest bilious colic. Came first soon after first delivery. Infancy and childhood were not attended by any serious sickness, and was not in any sense a delicate child, although she had many "worm" attacks. Was always fond of candy, cake and sweets. Since first pregnancy, subject to bilious turns with severe attacks of pain, which have usually resisted all home treatment and have been relieved by hypodermics. Although morphine was frequently resorted to, the habit never was formed, and it has not been used the

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