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May 5, 1906

PERFORATION OF DUODENAL ULCER.OPERATION AND RECOVERY.

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PHILADELPHIA.

JAMA. 1906;XLVI(18):1330-1331. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.62510450004001a
Abstract

MEDICAL REPORT BY DR. MUSSER. 

Patient.  —E. C., aged 39, white, American, manager of railroad, was admitted to the University Hospital Sept. 25, 1905, and was in profound shock and suffering much pain when seen by my resident physician, Dr. Keene, to whom I am glad to express my indebtedness for the notes, and the care and skill in attendance on the patient.

Previous Medical History.  —For the past nine or ten years the patient has been a constant sufferer from "gastric hyperacidity." During this time he was under constant medication and restricted diet. Five years ago he was operated on for appendicitis.

History of Present Illness.  —For five days before admission to hospital he suffered severely from gastric hyperacidity and vomited several times during the day, the vomitus consisting chiefly of highly acid mucus. He obtained relief from alkalies, such as sodium bicarbonate. The day he was admitted to

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