I desire to report a disastrous occurrence which unexpectedly took place in a case which seemed to be one of a common class, in which cure is expected and in which it would seem that a fatality could occur only because of error or lapse in technic. However commonly this occurs, I think it is not frequently recognized, and I feel that attention should be called to this possible accident.
HISTORY OF CASE
April 12, 1919, W. J. W., aged 40, machinist, came to me complaining of stomach trouble which had existed intermittently for fifteen or sixteen years. His family history was negative. He stated that he had never been seriously ill except for scarlet fever in childhood, and had never had any physical trouble except that for which he came. The present trouble, which had been an annoyance for many years and had caused him to choose his diet