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July 15, 1905


Author Affiliations

House Surgeon Emergency Hospital. WASHINGTON, D. C.

JAMA. 1905;XLV(3):193-194. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.52510030050004

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The following case presents some unusual features that seem worthy of notice:

Patient.  —C. P., aged 75, male, white, farmer, widower, born in Virginia.

Family History.  —Parents died, after short illness, of cerebral hemorrhages, but at an advanced age. One brother died of intestinal obstruction, one of sunstroke. Two sisters are dead, but cause of death unknown. Of six brothers, five had acquired hernias. None, except this patient, has been operated on. He has a nephew who is ruptured.

Previous History.  —The patient has had the usual infectious diseases of childhood. In 1895 he had cellulitis in his arm, following a wound of the hand, and he was disabled for four weeks. In 1898, he had a mild attack of pneumonia. With these exceptions, he has been unusually well, and until the present time he has been doing farm work every day.

Present Illness.  —On May 17, about 8 a.

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