—Mrs. H. S., aged 41, was admitted to Mercy Hospital at 1:40 p. m., April 29, 1909.
—Father alive, well, aged 77; mother died at 42 of pulmonary tuberculosis.
—The patient was born in Germany and came to Chicago twenty-five years ago; married at the age of 26; habits good; used no alcoholic liquors. Menstruation began at 14 and was until one year previous of the regular twenty-eight-day type; lasted four days; quantity moderate. In the last year the patient had had seventeen periods; flow scanty; last menstruation March 8, 1909; diminished in quantity. She had one child 9 years old; forceps delivery; was confined to bed five weeks; had cholecystic infection in the puerperium and was jaundiced for three months.
—The patient always had good health up to about five years before the present illness, at which time she had acute rheumatism