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February 22, 1896


JAMA. 1896;XXVI(8):371-374. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430600023002g

A disease that causes no less than 5 per cent. of all deaths and that can only be "approximately" diagnosed in the absence of hematemesis is still deserving of the closest study. The following case is presented as a text for a discussion upon the hitherto known signs of gastric ulcer.

N. H., aged 27, first came under my observation Nov. 29, 1893, through the kindness of Drs. Lyman and Ward, after a profuse hematemesis. Neither the family history of the young woman nor that of her early life presented anything of special note. Having somewhat of a neurotic type of constitution, she nevertheless has always borne the appearance of fairly good health, being well nourished and well developed. She has always been of a studious turn of mind and devoted much time to music and literature. She is fond of outdoor sports and is an expert bicyclist. Except for

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