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June 15, 1901

Surgery in Exophthalmic Goiter.

JAMA. 1901;XXXVI(24):1716. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470240044015

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Columbus, Ohio, May 27, 1901.

In response to the suggestion in the Editorial on the above subject in the issue of The Journal of May 25, 1901, I report briefly the following case:

Mrs. P., Dennison, Ohio, aged 34, mother of two children, youngest of which is aged 6, was suffering with a retroverted and adherent uterus, with prolapse of the right ovary. She had a well-marked goiter, with a pulse of 132. Exophthalmos was noticeable, but not pronounced. She had been having this condition of the goiter and heart for a year or more, but the symptoms seemed stationary. Operation was made Nov. 20, 1898, in the presence of Drs. S. L. McCurdy of Pittsburg and C. U. Patterson of Uhrichsville, Ohio. The operation consisted in separating the adhesions and making an ordinary ventral suspension. The patient stood the operation well and suffered no ill effects afterward. Her pulse

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