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March 26, 1898


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JAMA. 1898;XXX(13):717-718. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.72440650025001h

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John Hopkins of Centerburg, Ohio, age 58, weight 175 pounds, medium height, general health good, March 10, 1896, had an attack of severe renal colic on right side. He passed from his bladder, according to his own statement, a pint of blood during the first twenty-four hours. He had eight similar attacks during the month of March. Attending physicians at first diagnosticated renal calculus.

March 27, he passed from the urethra a worm nearly a foot in length. Two more worms, four and seven inches long, respectively, were passed by April 1. Since this date, he states that he has expelled from his bladder fifty-five worms, from one inch to one foot long, with the addition of numerous flesh-like shreds, which he considers portions of additional worms, but which were probably blood coagula. He has not bled much since passing the first worm. He claims now to pass the parasites

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