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October 9, 1897

GANGRENE OF THE FOOT DUE TO UTERINE MYOMA.

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PROFESSOR OF SURGERY IN THE MEDICAL SCHOOL OF MAINE. PORTLAND. ME.

JAMA. 1897;XXIX(15):734-737. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440410022002i

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Abstract

The case which I am about to report is so unique in my experience, that I deem it worthy of publication.

Mrs. M. came to the Maine General Hospital with the following history: During the fall of 1895 and the early part of the winter of 1896 the patient suffered from severe cramps below the knee. It was mostly after sitting for a long time or after sleeping at night. In March, 1896, a slight cold was taken and she suffered much pain, which seemed like the pain of rheumatism. She soon became lame and suffered more pain in the limb, which could be relieved for a time by the application of dry heat. In the early part of June, the limb was so painful and lame that she was obliged to lie in bed. The limb became badly swollen and in the middle of June the weight of the

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