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May 20, 1905

RESECTION OF MIDDLE TWO-THIRDS OF STOMACH WITH END-TO-END ANASTOMOSIS.

JAMA. 1905;XLIV(20):1613-1614. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.92500470041003a
Abstract

Patient.  —A carpenter, aged 57, weight 131, was admitted to the County Infirmary July 16, 1904, complaining of a tumor in the abdomen.

History.  —Father died of old age. Mother died during confinement. One sister died of pneumonia. Two sisters and two brothers are alive and well. In 1870 he had typhoid fever; otherwise he has been strong and healthy. He does not use alcohol or tobacco.

Present Illness.  —The present trouble began about two weeks ago, when he accidentally noticed a swelling in the region of the stomach a little to the left of the median line. He has had no pain or tenderness, and has felt the same as usual. During the past four years he has had a sensation of fullness after eating and has raised considerable gas; this latter symptom has not been confined to any definite period during

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