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May 26, 1900

REPORT OF UNIQUE CASE OF APPENDICITIS, WITH SOME REMARKS ON TREATMENT.

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HOT SPRINGS, ARK.

JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(21):1314-1316. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.24610210020001g
Abstract

On the night of April 26 I received a note from Dr. A. S. Garnett, asking me to see a patient with him, in consultation, a woman with the following history: On the Friday previous she was feeling very well indeed and climbed Hot Springs Mountain with a party of friends. Saturday night she was taken ill with pains in the abdomen, which demanded relief. Dr. G. A. Hebert was called and found her suffering with the pain and a temperature of 100 F. He gave her a dose of morphin hypodermically, which relieved her. Sunday she had some pain, with a temperature of 101 F., and this lasted through that day and night. Monday found her free from fever, with normal pulse, but slightly irritable stomach, and vomiting whatever she took. Her bowels responded to a cathartic Sunday night and Monday morning. Tuesday they refused to move, nausea increased,

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