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A hair as the nucleus of an appendicular calculus

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7286.587/b (Published 10 March 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:587
  1. Athelstan Saw
  1. Perth, West Australia. (BMJ 190;i:455)

    The habit of biting one's moustache is one seemingly unattended with danger, but that it may lead to disastrous consequences the following experience of mine will show. I had occasion some few weeks ago to operate on J. T. H., a private patient, for recurrent attacks of appendicitis, the last one of which was of a severe type. At the …

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