MITCHELL BERNSTEIN, M.D.
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In view of Hunner's teaching of the possibility of ureteral stricture simulating a variety of acute and chronic abdominal conditions, the following case report of attempted suicide due to the pain of an ureteral stricture, I believe, is of more than academic interest.
C. R., aged 44, female, married, was admitted to the Jewish Hospital on May 2, 1928, in an unconscious condition as a consequence of illuminating gas poisoning, the gas being taken with suicidal intent. After resuscitation, the patient stated that she attempted suicide since she has suffered unbearable abdominal pain, from which she was unable
BERNSTEIN M. Ureteral Stricture as a Cause of Attempted Suicide1. Ann Intern Med. ;2:682–684. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-2-7-682
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1929;2(7):682-684.
Nephrology, Urological Disorders.
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