The Medical Detectives - the Orange Man Summary & Analysis

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the Orange Man Summary and Analysis

In December, 1960, Elmo Turner and his wife returned to Tennessee from Alaska for a visit. During this time, Turner visited his old physician, Dr. Wooten, because of stomach pain which had become increasingly severe over the past year. What struck Dr. Wooten, however, was the color of Turner's skin - a "pumpkin orange." Never had he seen such color, nor could he remember any illness or disease which could cause such pigmentation. Turner did not realize how strange he looked, as the pigmentation had probably come so gradually; he simply called it a "ruddy complexion." The first order of business, however, was the stomach issue. Upon examination, Dr. Wooten felt a large mass by the pancreas and immediately admitted Turner for barium X-rays and other tests.

Hospital tests revealed a pseudocyst, an empty sac which had developed...

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