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February 3, 1917

REPORT OF A CASE OF STRANGULATED DIAPHRAGMATIC HERNIA, WITH OPERATION AND RECOVERY

Author Affiliations

Providence, R. I.

JAMA. 1917;LXVIII(5):369-370. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.04270020049015
Abstract

In an article on stab wounds of the diaphragm, with diaphragmatic hernia or evisceration, Dr. Charles C. Green1 has reported a total of 123 cases, collected from the literature, together with six cases of his own.

To this list I wish to add a case of my own, in which the patient was operated on at the Rhode Island Hospital, this summer, during my term of service. This case was especially interesting from the fact that the hernia became suddenly strangulated, and the patient's convalescence was complicated by a prompt attack of delirium tremens.

The patient, A. Le C., man, aged 49, single, white, laborer, well developed and well nourished, was brought to the Rhode Island Hospital in one of its ambulances, Nov. 17, 1915. He had been stabbed by his roommate, during an argument as to who should do the cooking. The wound was in the left eighth intercostal

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