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A CASE OF ADDISON'S DISEASE WITH UNUSUAL AUTOPSY OBSERVATIONS

WILLIAM H. HIGGINS, M.D.
JAMA. 1928;91(2):86-88. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.02700020020007.
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The medical history and observations of physical conditions on which this discussion is based are unusual in that accurate data have been available over a period of fifteen years. During this time the patient was under the supervision of competent physicians, to whom I am indebted for their observations.

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History.  —An intelligent white woman, aged 50, who entered St. Elizabeth's Hospital in February, 1927, complaining of general weakness, nausea and slight pain in her back, stated that during the past year she had had frequent attacks of nausea and diarrhea which she attributed to food poisoning. The nausea was relieved by the taking of food, but roentgenray examinations and other studies had not revealed an ulcer. At times she had spit up clots of blood and had lost about 30 pounds (13.6 Kg.). During this period she had also noticed a progressive brownish tinge to her skin

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