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August 21, 1897


JAMA. 1897;XXIX(8):371-374. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440340019002g

When Lasègue in 1879 reported a case of phlebitis of the neck, he stated that after painstaking search, he was unable to find a similar observation published, either in France or elsewhere. Since then a number of cases of this kind have been reported, yet they are sufficiently rare to make each one of peculiar interest.

The following record is that of a patient admitted to the New York Infirmary for Women and Children, in the service of Dr. Josephine Walter, to whom I am indebted for these clinical notes.

Ida D., aged 19 years, American, seamstress. Admitted to hospital Nov. 30, 1896.

Family history.  Negative. Mother died from an accident, father and two brothers living and well.

Personal history.  Measles when 8 years old. Rheumatic fever when 10 years old, with two subsequent attacks on two succeeding years. Her heart has troubled her from early childhood, beating rapidly whenever

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