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November 17, 1888

CANCER OF THE INTESTINE.Read before the Medical Society of the District of Columbia, May 23, 1888.

JAMA. 1888;XI(20):699-700. doi:10.1001/jama.1888.02400710015001f

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Abstract

C. H., a mulatto woman, married, æt. about 38 years, was first seen by me on November 11, 1887. She gave the following history: She has always suffered more or less at her menstrual periods. About six years ago she had a miscarriage, since which time she has not been pregnant. Has suffered for a number of years from haemorrhoids. Of late has had much pain in defecation. During last March she noticed an enlargement of her abdomen, and in May following her physician made a vaginal examination and introduced a sound into the uterus. Since that time she has not menstruated. She has been under the care of several physicians, but has continued to grow worse. She has been taking morphia and belladonna in suppositories to relieve her pain. She is now much emaciated and has had a diarrhoea for several days, her temperature is 102°. There is a

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