On February 5, I was called by Dr. D. R. Rodger, Woodbury, Conn., to see G. S., a married woman 54 years of age who gave a history of having had recurring attacks of appendicitis covering a period of ten years. About six weeks previously the patient and her physician stated that she had had a more severe attack than on any of the other occasions, the abdominal pain being greater, and the constitutional symptoms more marked than formerly. Since that time the patient had been unable to take nourishment, even in a liquid form, without suffering pain in the right iliac region, accompanied by severe and persistent nausea. Consequently she had accustomed herself to abstain from taking nourishment in any form for as long a period of time as possible. She was emaciated, was suffering from marked mental depression, her gums and tongue were much swollen and red, and
WIGGIN FH. REPORT OF A SUCCESSFUL CASE OF EXCISION OF THE CECUM, WITH END-TO-END ANASTOMOSIS. JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(15):895–896. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.24610150001001
Coronavirus Resource Center
Customize your JAMA Network experience by selecting one or more topics from the list below.
Create a personal account or sign in to: