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December 17, 1932


Author Affiliations


From the Children's Hospital Research Foundation and the Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

JAMA. 1932;99(25):2105-2106. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.27410770001008

Mongolism in the Negro is probably not as uncommon as is generally believed. Instances of it are not always recorded. From time to time we have seen Negroes with the typical features of mongolian idiocy. Of four of these we have sufficient evidence to warrant presentation.

Case 1 (fig. 1).  —A boy, aged 12½ years, was admitted to the Cincinnati General Hospital, Jan. 29, 1932. The father and mother of the patient were living and well, the former being 30 years of age and the latter 31 at the time of the patient's birth. A brother of the patient, aged 7 years, was living and well, and had no characteristics of mongolism. The mother had had five miscarriages and three children who died shortly after birth. The patient was the result of the first pregnancy and was delivered spontaneously at term, the mother being in eclampsia at the time. He

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