The patient on whose case this study is based was admitted to the University Hospital, Nov. 15, 1904, and presented the following history:
—Mr. C. F. H., aged 38, traveling man, married, having 3 children in good health, was referred by Dr. W. E. Patterson and entered the hospital complaining of feeling of heaviness in abdomen with bloating after meals.
—Father died at age of 72 years from hernia; mother aged 72, alive and well; three sisters alive and well; one brother died, aged 44, of typhoid fever.Patient used alcohol moderately until beginning of present illness; tea and coffee moderately. He has had gonorrhea a number of times; denies lues; had common diseases of childhood. He had spinal meningitis at 7 years of age. While in the South, at the age of 21, he had malarial fever, paroxysms ocurring, as he claims, only once a week. These