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May 17, 1902


JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(20):1304-1305. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.62480200018002

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This case, reported to the South Dakota State Medical Society, June, 1900, and to the Aberdeen District Medical Society, June, 1901, by Dr. D. Geib, was further described in a communication to the Aberdeen District Medical Society, September, 1901, by Dr. J. D. Jones and concluded by report of the case to time of death, January 8, 1902, with autopsy, by Drs. D. Geib and J. D. Jones.

The patient, Mr. K., having enjoyed good health previous to the age of 11, began at that time to be constipated and was treated for three months by Dr. Nicholas Senn, then of Dodge County, Wisconsin, no bowel movement being secured. The only result of cathartics and laxatives was severe pain. The constipation continued until death. It was a common occur rence for him to go three weeks or as many months without a movement of the bowels. At the age of

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