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April 9, 1898

Strongylus Gigas. One More Case.

JAMA. 1898;XXX(15):872-873. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02440670060014

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Abstract

Chicago, March 30, 1898.

To the Editor:  —Anent the report in the Journal of March 26, my own observations may be of interest. In 1854, while Tesiding in St. Louis, early in the spring my husband, then an animated amateur huntsman, complained of sudden darting pains in the region of the kidneys. They would however not persist, but give way to a rather dull ache and come and go. Then at once he became chilled and felt very sick. Our physician pronounced it malaria, contracted on his hunting grounds in the so-called bottoms of Illinois opposite St. Louis. Heand his friends had been in the habit of drinking the water of the brooklets in the bottoms, though "disinfected" by whisky, as they thought. Soon he became delirious, diarrhea and hemorrhage from the bladder set in, and consultation was obtained. The second doctor, an old resident of this country, pronounced it

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