DERRICK L. LATOS, M.D.; OLIVER P. MATTHEWS, M.D.
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To the editor: A 28-year-old man of Italian descent was seen in the Vanderbilt University Hospital Emergency Room on 16 January 1973. He complained of severe pain and swelling in both legs and pleuritic midsternal pain that had occurred while he was traveling by bus from Florida to New York. He gave a history of recurrent thrombophlebitis and pulmonary emboli, which necessitated inferior vena cava umbrella insertion in early 1970 and cava ligation in December 1970. He moved to Florida because of the finding of cryoglobulinemia during a New York City hospitalization and claimed that a cervical node biopsy showed
DERRICK L. LATOS, OLIVER P. MATTHEWS. Itinerant Patient. Ann Intern Med. 1973;79:765. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-79-5-765_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;79(5):765.
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