Transactions of the Association of American Physicians Volume 33

Transactions of the Association of American Physicians Volume 33

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...or nervous disease. Previous History. As an infant, patient had digestive disorders, according to a statement from his mother, and up to seven years had an idiosyncrasy to bananas. From seven to twenty-one he was always well. About twenty-one, while at college, he overworked, and at one time was ill two weeks with "gastritis and pleurisy." He lost weight from 175 to 135 pounds. There were then recurring attacks, following fatigue or overwork, but gradually becoming less frequent. These attacks began with a chill, followed by abdominal distention, pain through the chest, radiating to the back, causing the patient to double up. There were eructations, which seem to have suggested the name "gastritis" for the attacks. After the last attack, five years ago, the patient followed a diet composed of easily digestible food. At the age of twenty-two the right arm became paralyzed and remained so for two years, but gradually recovered. The cause was not clearly made out, though the patient was examined by several distinguished neurologists. The final opinion expressed was that the paralysis was due to sleeping on the arm. In February, 1918, he had an infection in the head, spoken of as "grip," since which time the nose has been obstructed. The patient seemed to have been almost wholly free from subjective symptoms, and had no severe sinusitis symptoms. Later, he gave a history of "catarrh," for which the nose was treated when he was sixteen. Since then he has kept the nose clear by snuffing up salt solution. He had no idea the condition was severe and was not aware of his nasal voice. He had always led an active life, riding and walking much, playing tennis, association football and hockey. No abuse more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 9781236903273