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September 8, 1906


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JAMA. 1906;XLVII(10):776-777. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.25210100048003b

I have made no extensive examination of the literature of intestinal obstruction, but from the nature of this case I believe that it is a rare one.

History.  —Mrs. A., aged 30, married one year, was operated on by me two years ago for destructive disease of the appendages. Nine years ago she suffered from pus tubes and general pelvic inflammation. Both ovaries were mere sacs filled with soft necrotic material, and all the other evidences of long-continued inflammations were present. She was a physical wreck. For about a year she suffered severely from the artificially-induced menopause; after that she commenced to put on flesh and became, apparently, the picture of health.

Present Illness.  —On the evening of May 9, she partook liberally of sauerkraut. Se returned home and retired with a feeling of well being. Some hours later, after midnight, her husband saw that she seemed ill, as she

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