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THE HISTORY AND DIAGNOSIS OF A CASE OF CARCINOMA OF THE STOMACH AND THE FIRST OPERATION OF EXCISION OF THE STOMACH IN AMERICA.

HUGO SUMMA, M.D.; A. C. BERNAYS, M.D.
JAMA. 1898;XXX(7):341-344. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.72440590001001.
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HISTORY OF THE CASE AND DIAGNOSIS. 

By Hugo Summa, A.M., M.D., Professor of Pathology and Clinical Medicine at the Marion-Sims College of Medicine, St. Louis, Mo.  The patient was Mr. Conrad Beck, 42½ years old, a German, machinist, married, and the father of four children. The anamnesis shows a very good family history. The patient's mother is still living, while his father died of senile marasmus. All of his brothers and sisters are in good health and there is no inclination to diseases of the stomach in any member of the family.The patient has always enjoyed good health, with the exception of an attack of measles when a boy. Does not remember any trauma, either in the region of the stomach or in any other part of his body.In the early part of June 1897, the patient noticed pain in the region of the stomach, particularly severe soon

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