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injections. From time to time information as to the procedure employed by Captain Lambelle was furnished for use in this case. Beginning November 11, 1908, the injections of trypsin and amylopsin were continued until August 18, 1909, and they were then stopped, not having been resumed since. In this period there were injected at least 63,000 tryptic units and 94,000 amylolytic ones. This amount is similar to that used in the case of the York pensioned soldier, and it much exceeds the total employed at the Middlesex Hospital, not in one, but in nine cases. Under the date August 5, 1910, there came the intimation, from a friend who had just visited him, that the patient was still alive, and that on the above date it was “now exactly two years and one week since the abdominal incision was made, and the case pronounced by Mr. Battle as one of inoperable carcinoma of the stomach.” Looking back over the history of this case, I feel bound to say, that while the numbers of units of trypsin and of amylopsin were such as might be considered adequate, the administration of the amount was spread over far too great an interval of time (nine months).
-The above opinion was written in August, 1910. Soon afterwards the patient developed a more extensive albuminuria, which had troubled him for some little time. He died about the end of September, 1910. Another physician called in diagnosed” Bright’s disease,” which was the scientific opinion I had formed independently, but on his return home his own physician declared the mischief to be cancer. There was, so I understand, no post-mortem, the symptoms in the latter months were not those usually associated with cancer of the stomach and liver, but of Bright’s disease. It is now an old opinion of the writer’s, frequently stated to