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September 29, 1906

ANEURISM: OPERATION, RECOVERY.

Author Affiliations

TACOMA, WASH.

JAMA. 1906;XLVII(13):1019. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.25210130043003a

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Abstract

Patient.  —F. M., aged 29, German by birth, left the U. S. Navy seven years ago and since then has worked as longshoreman and as tapman at the smelter.

History.  —He gives a doubtful history of syphilis in 1898. In February, 1905, he was burned on the chest and face (first degree) and the right upper arm (second degree).On St. Patrick's day, 1900, he had a row with the police in a dance house. He slipped and struck his left knee on the edge of a deep wooden gutter; slept in the police station on the cement floor (drunk), and the next morning his leg (back of the knee and calf), was "swollen as big as his thigh." He went to the hospital; there was no mark or bruise on the leg, but it was swollen from the back of the knee up to the back of the thigh,

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