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June 1, 1889

PRIMARY SARCOMA OF THE LUNG.

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OF ST. LOUIS, MO.

JAMA. 1889;XII(22):759-760. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02400990003002

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Abstract

On the 13th of September, 1888, I was called to see Bertha F., æt. 5, of German parentage. Family history exceptionally good, parents strong and healthy. Patient had four sisters and one brother, all healthy. Grandparents still living with the exception of the maternal grandmother, who died about two years ago of chronic senile gangrene. According to the mother's tstaement the child had been ill since about July 20 last, when she was taken with a high fever (105°) and complained of severe pain in her left side; which continued with more or less severity until she died. As the fever yielded to quinine it was no doubt of malarial origin. While under my observation there was no increase of temperature, no cough nor expectoration. The right half of the body was constantly bathed in perspiration, the left always dry. There was very little desire for food, but no difficulty

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