JOHN T. FLYNN, M.D.
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To the editor: A young woman in her mid-twenties was recently admitted to the Beekman Downtown Hospital New York, N.Y., with abscesses of the buttocks and a story of a lymph-node biopsy positive for Hodgkin's disease in Manchester, England, at some time during the preceding 6 months. During her hospital stay, her addiction to parenteral pentazocine (Talwin®) became evident; the diagnosis of Hodgkin's disease was not confirmed by inquiry to hospitals in Manchester; and syringes and needles were found in her bedside table, apparently for self-administered unsterile injections into the buttocks.
FLYNN JT. Munchausen Patient. Ann Intern Med. 1973;78:315. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-78-2-315_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;78(2):315.
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