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The patient, E. C., age 71, is of American parentage; his mother, a healthy woman, lived to the age of 70 years. His father when about 30 years of age, had an attack of paralysis which rendered him a cripple. He died at about the age of 35. The son, an active young man, very fond of out-door life, was a servant to an army officer in the Mexican War, accompanying his employer afterward to Texas and Utah and sharing all the privations and dangers of the army.
He had attacks of malarial fever in western Texas. He also had an attack of rheumatism, which was but the precursor of others more severe. During these years he drank considerably at times. He denies ever having had any specific trouble. About fifteen years ago he came to North Dakota where he has had many attacks of articular rheumatism, resulting finally in
MOORE DS. A CASE OF PROGRESSIVE DISEASE OF THE BONES OF THE FOOT, ANKLE AND LEG. AMPUTATION AT MIDDLE THIRD OF LIMB WITH THE LOCAL ANESTHETIC EFFECT OF EUCAIN HYDROCHLORID. JAMA. 1898;XXX(18):1028–1030. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.72440700020001f
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