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April 9, 1904


JAMA. 1904;XLII(15):949-951. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.92490600015001e

I report two cases of carcinoma of lung because of special interest attached to each—one recurring after an unusually long interval, and having at one time coincident tubercle bacilli, and while occurring several years ago is worthy of record; the other recently, and seemingly primary.

J. M. D., aged 48, Davenport, Iowa, school teacher. Personal and family history good. In February, 1894, had a dry cough. By fall the cough had increased and weight diminished. At this time Bierring, the pathologist at the Iowa University, found tubercle bacilli in the sputa. He went to Santa Fé, New Mexico; returned in the spring of 1895, having gained fifteen pounds, with the disappearance of bacilli. In June, 1895, he was examined by me in consultation with his brother, Dr. De Armand of Davenport. He had resumed his work, was pale, suffering much from dyspnea on slightest exertion, cough dry and