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April 2, 1898

A CASE OF LOSS OF BLOOD FROM THE RECTUM DUE TO MUCO-MEMBRANOUS ENTERO-COLITIS, AND TWO OF LEUKEMIA.

Author Affiliations

Professor of Therapeutics and Materia Medica, Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia. PHILADELPHIA, PA.

JAMA. 1898;XXX(14):773-775. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.72440660021001e

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Abstract

The first patient is a man of 23 who is somewhat thin and anemic, and whose face shows the signs of mental depression and lack of nervous energy. His history is, that he was in perfect health until about two years ago, when he was suddenly seized with a severe hemorrhage from the bowels, the blood being quite bright in color. He tells us, however, that he has had no diarrhea at any time, but on the contrary suffers from obstinate constipation. There is nothing in his history which points clearly to the cause of these bloody movements, which have continued from time to time, generally once or twice a week ever since he was first taken ill. The frequent loss of blood has resulted in general debility and anemia. He tells us that an examination of his passages not only reveals blood but a large amount of mucus which

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