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J. W., a strong, well built man weighing about one-hundred and eighty pounds and 35 years old, had la grippe in the winter of 1891. He had been troubled for several years before with piles, but was seldom disabled entirely by them. By occupation he was a heater in a rolling mill. He never seemed to recover fully from the influenza; was troubled with frequent attacks of griping pains in the abdomen, and seldom had a good appetite. Later, these attacks sometimes became so severe, while at his work, that he was obliged to leave his furnace and lie down for a while. From this time onward he was obliged to employ a helper who could attend to his furnace during these attacks. Not long afterward he began to suffer severe griping and tenesmus at his stools. These distressing symptoms increased until they became so severe that he was afraid
GRISWOLD E. A CASE OF GENERAL PERITONITIS CAUSED BY AN ENTEROLITH.WITH A NECROPSY. JAMA. 1893;XXI(25):934–935. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420770024002
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