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Displaced Heart.

John Little, M.D.
JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(13):834. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480130032013.
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Bloomington, Ill., Feb. 6, 1902.

To the Editor:  —On November 27, 1901, G. W. H., late private in the Illinois Cavalry, came before the Board of U. S. Examining Surgeons at Bloomington, Ill., for examination for an increase of pension. He was born in Illinois, and has always lived in this state, except when he was in the Union Army from 1861 to 1864. He is 58 years old, weighs 150 pounds, and is 5 feet and 7% inches high; he has blue eyes, gray hair, light complexion, and is by occupation a carpenter. He complained of chronic rheumatism, disease of the digestive organs, abdominal hernia, injury to back, fracture of both bones of left leg, and debility from old age.The apex impulse of the heart was evident on inspection and palpation in the fifth intercostal space one inch to the left of the right nipple line. The area


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