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January 26, 1918

TRIPLETS TWICE IN ONE YEAR

JAMA. 1918;70(4):224. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.26010040002007d

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Abstract

A woman giving birth to triplets twice in less than one year is surely a phenomenon worthy of record. I had the fortune of attending the patient in childbirth, July 10, 1916, and again, June 30, 1917, with the same numerical result. The similarity of events as regards sex of babies, degree of prematurity and presentation contribute to render the case still more interesting.

REPORT OF CASE  E. C., aged 33, decipara, who had given birth to eight children at full term, and had had one miscarriage at three months, and five of whose children were living, was born in Ireland; the husband, aged 52, was also born in Ireland. Her menstrual and previous history were irrelevant. On the evening of July 10, 1916, I was called and found the patient having moderately strong labor pains. Abdominal examination revealed no definite position, and twins were suspected. The fundus uteri rose

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