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August 6, 1898

ANEURYSM OF THE CONCAVITY OF THE TRANSVERSE ARCH, APPEARING EXTERNALLY AS A LARGE TUMOR IN THE REGION OF THE HEART.

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DENVER, COLO.

JAMA. 1898;XXXI(6):275-277. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.92450060013001c

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Abstract

Charles M., aged 52 years, musician, entered the Arapahoe County Hospital, Denver, March 9, 1898. His mother died of cancer, at the age of 70 years, and a sister of his mother died of phthisis. He had been given to dissipation, contracting syphilis when about 20 years old, and he was addicted to drink. He had contracted gonorrhea several times. During the last fifteen years he had had some rheumatism. He said his present trouble commenced four months before, with a bad cold acccompanied by a severe cough, at which time a swelling appeared in the left chest, which had gradually increased. The tumor had been tender and attended by shooting pains, moderate in character and confined chiefly to the region of the swelling. About two months before entering the hospital he became short of breath and this had increased so that he could with difficulty move

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