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1908 Boston Medical and Surgical Journal  
together with its perichondrium and the chondrophytes which are always formed, is the only procedure which offers a speedy and definite cure. Occasionally a suspicious looking neighboring cartilage should also be removed, especially if it shows small areas of loss of substance filled with granulation tissue. Any treatment more conservative than the above is very unsure, and may be followed by a fistula lasting many months or even a year. 2. Sprengel reports the case of a woman forty-two years
more » ... n forty-two years of age who had suffered for twelve or fifteen years from " stomach aches." The present attack began two weeks before admission, and consisted of severe, colicky pain in the upper abdomen, radiating to the back. Fever was present, jaundice absent. The urine was negative. On the right side of the abdomen was a dull resistant area, painful on pressure, which was not connected with the
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