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May 29, 1886

LETTER FROM NEW YORK.

JAMA. 1886;VI(22):613-616. doi:10.1001/jama.1886.04250050137006

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Abstract

Extra-uterine Fœtation—The Etiology of Potts' Disease—Foreign Bodies in the Œsophagus—Alumni Association of the Woman's Hospital—New York Academy of Medicine.

At the last meeting of the New York County Medical Association, held May 17, Professor Wm. T. Lusk made a very impressive address on the subject of Extra-uterine Fœtation; his remarks being based on a case which presented many points of unusual interest. The patient was a lady of Wisconsin who ceased to menstruate in September, 1883, and about a month afterward had several attacks of acute paroxysmal pain, one of which was of intense severity. After that pregnancy apparently progressed in a perfectly normal manner until the middle of June, when the fœtal movements stopped. A month later, believing herself to be in labor, she sent for her physician, who found that the uterus was empty, and that a tumor had developed outside of it.

Although the possibility of the

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