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July 1949


Author Affiliations


From the Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1949;84(1):40. doi:10.1001/archinte.1949.00230010050009

[This report of a brief illness of Dr. Osler's was recorded by the attending physician, Thomas B. Futcher, and was found by Dr. Palmer H. Futcher in his father's files.]

Patient: Dr. William Osler Dec. 31, 1904 Address: 1 W. Franklin Street Age: 55 Condition: Married Sex: Male Diagnosis: Renal colic, gouty diathesis. Nat.: Canadian

Family History.  —Not taken.

Personal History.  —With few exceptions has always been a healthy man. No previous attacks similar to the present one.

Present Illness.  —While reading at the Medical and Chirurgical Library an article on "Strangulation of the Bile Ducts by Round Worms," by Ebstein, patient began to have pain in the left lumbar region of back. He immediately started for home, hailing a cab on the way. Pain gradually became more severe and was intense by the time he reached home about 6:30 p.m. It was so intense that he felt faint. He

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