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One year ago a patient presented herself at my office to have her throat examined, in order to undergo treatment for difficulty in speaking distinctly. Her history from my note book was as follows: Age 48, weight 190 pounds. Had five children. Menstruation stopped two years ago. Suddenly became very stout about ten years ago, after a prolonged and exhaustive experience with nursing a sick relative, at the same time undergoing intense mental agitation from other sources. Has had no perspiration for ten years. Water always very distasteful as a drink. Partakes sparingly of tea and coffee. Six years ago legs became glazed and waxy, the small hairs disappearing from same. Some edema of ankles but no pitting on pressure. Had been twice to Carlsbad for jaundice within seven years. Much brown pigmentation on abdomen. Had to stop playing piano some six years ago, because great weakness developed in her
CURTIS HH. THE THROAT APPEARANCES IN MYXŒDEMA.Read in the Section on Laryngology and Otology, at the Forty-fifth Annual Meeting of the American Medical. Association, held at San Francisco. June 5-8, 1894.. JAMA. 1894;XXIII(13):486–487. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02421180004001a
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