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January 25, 1902

BRAIN TUMORDEVELOPING IN A CASE OF PERIPHERAL NEURITIS, THE LATTER OBSCURING DIAGNOSIS—OPERATIVE REMOVAL OF TUMOR—RECOVERY.

JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(4):235-237. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.62480040021001g

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Abstract

MEDICAL HISTORY AND DIAGNOSIS BY DR. M'CASKEY.  H. C. B., aged 34, farmer, married, was referred by Dr. R. S. Wilson, of Berne, Ind., Sept. 8, 1900. The principal complaint was that of weakness and pain in the left leg, "heart trouble," and general nervousness, with severe pains in the head. Family history appeared clear. The patient's health had always been good previous to an attack of typhoid fever ten years ago. This in itself was uneventful excepting that it left some permanent damage to the digestive organs, and he has had some "stomach trouble since." About two years after the attack of typhoid fever he began to have pain in the calf of the left leg. This pain had continued since, growing better and worse, the patient insists, as his stomach grew better and worse. During these years he had been a constant sufferer from pain and extreme "bloating"

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