Two cases of pyloric stenosis that occurred in successive generations of a family are presented. After a careful search of the literature, no similar occurrences can be found. As the first case happened at a time when pyloric stenosis was not readily recognized, and in order to establish the correct diagnosis, the history is given in some detail. Fortunately, the mother of the child kept a written record of the illness, so that the information is fairly accurate.
REPORT OF CASES
Case 1.—History.—G. F., a boy, was born Sept. 12, 1899. He was said to have weighed 12 pounds. He was quite jaundiced soon after birth, but did well on the breast and soon regained his birth weight. On the fourteenth day after birth the child suddenly began vomiting and continued to vomit for six or seven months. The following symptoms were noted:Projectile vomiting was present. It