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April 1917

A CASE OF INFUNDIBULAR TUMOR IN A CHILD: CAUSING DIABETES INSIPIDUS WITH TOLERANCE OF ALCOHOL

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1917;XIX(4):550-563. doi:10.1001/archinte.1917.00080230053006
Abstract

The clinical notes in this case are deficient in a number of particulars which those interested would wish to know, and the anatomic examination could proceed but little beyond the parts primarily involved. But defective as the following description is, it is submitted as exhibiting a good example of a rather uncommon disorder. The tolerance of alcohol in diabetes insipidus is mentioned in textbooks, but it does not appear that their statements are based on any considerable body of observations. In the reports published in recent years of cases of the disease and of experimental polyuria in animals, this subject seems not to have been considered at all.

REPORT OF CASE 

History.  —According to information kindly supplied by Dr. Florence Scott of Belvedere, Calif., the patient, Pete B., a native of Italy, fell from a wagon when he was 4 years old and fractured his skull. He recovered

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