Reports of Societies

1883 BMJ (Clinical Research Edition)  
resident, in the Chair. Dysppiesa.--Dr. HOOD ead a paper o dy spepsia. He drew especial attecntioni t o trhose cases o .astric lesioni in which dyspepsia played an important p:art as a symptom, and suggested that, in many cases of so-calld I( simple dyspepsia, there wvas a definite le.sion. Ture ca-refully compiled category of symptoms incidental to ulceration of the stoma:clh suggrested that the diagnosis was easy, thte very opposite of tihat being, clinically the case. In the early part of
more » ... j, lie hlita placedl uin(ler lhis clharge a genitleman aged 40, wvho hadl spia-lt miany y-ears in the colonies. For eight years lie had been a StljTl'Yrer f'roiiI (lyspopsia, the commencement of which he attributedt to irrcgularities of (liet. I-e first f'elt pain over the regionI of thuf stoinachl. Soon lieC suffered fromii attacks of vomiting andl acid water'-brash. Failing to obtain relief, he came to England. WVhen first seen, cighteen months after his arrival, his svmptoms were mu-l"Ii intensifiel. BLoil Nvas founiid in his vomit. l'resently tlhe storimach becamice iiteonsely irritable, the patient beincg supported centirely by ne:ans of nutrient enematl. Slowly the grave symptoms subsidled, and he reaainerl flesh. In six weeks, lie went about as usual. Three w ecks afterwards, while sittinig, oni moving suiddenly he felta.a:pin in the slomnach, an(d diedl vithin twelvc hours. The
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