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August 26, 1911

Austin Flint's Notes on a Consumptive

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Saranac Lake; N. Y.

JAMA. 1911;LVII(9):755-756. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260080319028

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To the Editor:  —In going over the records of the late Dr. Austin Flint, New York, I happened on the following report of a case of pulmonary tuberculosis, together with Dr. Flint's notes.Case Pulmonary Tuberculosis. Circumstances Illustrating Diagnosis Before Ulceration Has EnsuedA young man, aged 25, applied to me to-day for a cough. He has been in the habit of going on the lake in the summer seasons. At present he Is tending a recess. His habits are good, but occasionally he takes a little spirit. I mean that he is not intemperate. Beyond this I did not inquire. His name is George Fowler. Is not aware that his family are prone to consumption. [They are not.] Ills father is still living. As this case illustrates the value of circumstances bearing on diagnosis in obscure cases of pulmotuberculosis before ulceration, I will note precisely its important points for

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