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July 7, 1900


Author Affiliations

Adjunct Professor of Principles and Practice of Medicine, University of Buffalo. BUFFALO, N. Y.

JAMA. 1900;XXXV(1):14-15. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.24620270014001c

For the following case I am indebted to Dr. A. B. Beiver, of Ridgway, Pa., who kindly referred the patient to me Sept. 20, 1899.

The patient was a man, by nativity a Swede, aged 57 years, by occupation a tanner. He said that his father died at the age of 90 and his mother at the age of 45-cause unknown. He had two brothers and two sisters, all of whom were in good health. The man had been suffering for five years from recurring attacks of gastric pain and vomiting. After stopping work and abstaining from all but small quantities of predigested milk and other liquid foods for a few weeks, his vomiting ceased, and he rapidly gained strength and returned to work. This happened several times and each succeeding attack was more severe than the former until finally, before I saw him, he had not been at work

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