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April 7, 1900


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Chief Surgeon Mexican International Railway. CD. PORIFIRIO DIAZ, COAHUILA, MEXICO.

JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(14):851-852. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.24610140019001g

I will give a brief résumé of an operation which I was called on to perform in a case of dilatation of ophthalmic vein, and which, to my gratification, proved successful.

My patient was a resident of Eagle Pass, Texas, a woman of 32 years of age, married, vigorous, and the mother of five children. The first of these died at the age of 5 months, of hydrocephalus, the second at 2 months, of "fever," and the third at 17 months, also of "fever." The fourth and fifth, both girls, aged respectively 4 years, and 5 months, are now living and in good health.

The patient, referring to the illness in which my services were solicited, stated that on Dec. 21, 1898, she was attacked by la grippe; from this date a humming began in her left ear; Jan. 1, 1889, she noticed that the sight of her left eye

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