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November 22, 1902

DEATH DUE TO X-RAY?

JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(21):1321-1323. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.52480470031002f
Abstract

NARRATION OF THE CASE. 

History.  —Sept. 9, 1901, Miss X. (aged 47) was admitted to Dr. Kelly's service, complaining of "pain in the left side, frequent micturition, general weakness and fever." Her family history was unimportant. The chief features of interest in her past history were that three years ago, after the fatigue following her attendance on a sick sister, she was seized with severe pain in the left side of the abdomen. Within a year this pain disappeared, but returned after an attack of grip, two years ago. Her physician at this time discovered both stomach and intestinal trouble, and the patient was treated by gastric lavage and by enemata. During this time she suffered from pain in the left side and back and from constipation and nausea at times, but never from vomiting. Ten days previous to her admission she had a chill followed by fever, and one

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