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March 19, 1927

A HAIR ENCIRCLING A FINGER AT BIRTH

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Lincoln, Neb.

JAMA. 1927;88(12):921. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.92680380001018

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Abstract

Baby B., aged 4 weeks, referred by Dr. S. O. Reese, was a normal child except for (1) a peculiar deficiency of the lobe of the left ear, and (2) a contraction around the center of the first phalanx of the middle finger of the left hand as if a fine thread or hair had been tied around the finger, although a thorough search at birth and again, Sept. 18, 1926, failed to reveal it.

The delivery, at full term, was normal, and the weight of the baby at birth was 8 pounds, 13 ounces (3.9 Kg.). Both parents were white, young, healthy and native Nebraskans, having lived there all their lives.

At examination, four weeks after birth, this furrow, according to Dr. Reese, was somewhat deeper, or the tissue at the finger was somewhat swollen, giving the appearance of depth. There was a slight ulceration or

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