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February 13, 1915


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JAMA. 1915;LXIV(7):579-580. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.02570330027009

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History.  —Mr. B., farmer, aged 48, first consulted me in the summer of 1911. Up to the preceding spring he had enjoyed quite good health. At that time he was taken with an acute illness, which confined him to bed for more than a week, and which was accompanied by fever, and was regarded at the time as an attack of "sciatic rheumatism." Since then his health had been poor. He had lost weight, had dyspepsia, suffered from palpitation, and was unable to work as formerly. He was anxious about himself, and thought he might have heart disease or cancer. A careful study of his case failed to bring out a clear-cut diagnosis. His diet and hygiene were regulated, and he was given a bitter tonic. His condition improved greatly, he regained his normal weight, and was able to do his work quite satisfactorily, though he had to be more

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