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May 19, 1900

ABDOMINAL SURGERY.FIVE INTERESTING CASES: PANCREATIC CYST; HEPATIC CALCULI; FECAL FISTULAE; COMBINED APPENDECTOMY AND NEPHRORRHAPHY.

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ATLANTA, GA.

JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(20):1228-1230. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.24610200014001d

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Case 1.  —W. R. Britt, Columbus, Ga., white, male, aged 60 years, farmer, married, was admitted July 17, 1899. His father died, he believes, of some growth in the abdomen. His mother, brothers and sisters are healthy. Sixteen years before, while in Florida, he had chills and fever for a year. About thirty years before, he was taken with sudden, excruciating pain in left lumbar and iliac regions, which persisted three or four hours, i. e., till after the application of mustard plaster. He passed bloody urine at that time. He had similar attacks four to five times a year for the next twenty years, diagnosed renal calculi.When having an attack he has a constant desire to urinate, but voids only very small amounts. The left side always remained tender. Fifteen or twenty years ago, stepping on the hub of a wagon wheel, he struck his left side on

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