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December 31, 1910

TUMOR OF THE SPINAL CORD

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SAN FRANCISCO

JAMA. 1910;55(27):2283-2285. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.04330270004003

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Abstract

Although the literature on spinal tumors has been enriched by numbers of excellent observations in the past three or four years, it is still worth while to record carefully studied cases.

REPORT OF CASE 

History.—  A woman aged 33, a native of Scotland, entered the University of California Hospital Feb. 2, 1910. She had been very delicate as a child but since then unusually well, apart from frequent attacks of tonsillitis. Three years previously she was thrown from a buggy and fell on her back but was not confined to bed and had no pain afterward. The present trouble began in October, 1908, when she would be awakened regularly about 4 a.m. with pain across the back just above the level of the iliac crests. This was not very severe, did not radiate and disappeared as soon as she got out of bed. About the beginning of 1909 the pain disappeared and she felt very well until one day in spring—about March

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