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May 29, 1897


JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(22):1043. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440220039017

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Oneida. N. Y., May 24, 1897.

To the Editor:  —In your issue of May 22, page 986, Dr. Osborne reports a case which in nearly every particular was like one I had nineteen years ago this month. A man aged 69 years had the disease upward of twenty-five years, and had been able to do light farm work, and had received but very little medical treatment during the whole period. I was first called to see him April 9, 1878, when I found him suffering from general edema, more marked in lower extremities, difficult breathing, irregular action of heart, etc.In the condition I found him it was difficult to diagnose the case, myxedema from acromegaly. The usual remedies in such cases had but little effect, only palliative, and he died on May 5, being confined to his bed only about one month. Owing to the absence of friends, I

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