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April 3, 1897


JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(14):630-632. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440140006002a

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You have recently had an opportunity for seeing a number of cases in which hemorrhage from the stomach was the most prominent symptom. The case before you completes the series in which were displayed several varieties of the accident. Let us briefly review the more typical forms thus presented before proceeding to the consideration of the present example.

In the first place I will ask you to recall the facts in the history of the young man whom you saw a few weeks ago. Twenty-two years of age; the son of a vigorous, athletic father and a delicate, nervous, anemic woman, he inherited the joyous appetites of the one and the over-sensitive organization of the other. After a fortnight of attendance upon political meetings and active exertion in behalf of the candidates for office in his ward, he lost his appetite, became feverish, vomited repeatedly through the whole of one

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