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September 26, 1908

DOUBLE-HEADED MONSTROSITY.

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HIGHLAND, OHIO.

JAMA. 1908;LI(13):1073. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.25410130029003a

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Abstract

Parents.  —Mrs. C. L. M., aged 25, weight 108 pounds; had been in good health for several years, except for a leucorrheal discharge. She is perfectly developed. Her husband has no bad habits and no deformities. The family history on both sides is good, there being no abnormal births or twins in either family.

History.  —I was called to see the woman during the latter months of pregnancy and found her suffering from persistent vomiting and from intense pain in the right side. On March 6, 1900, I was again called to see her. After protracted labor she gave birth to a female child which died in a few minutes. The breech presented, making the delivery difficult, and in addition the placenta was adherent. The mother is now in good health and has since given birth to a normal child.

Description of Child.  —The child had one body, perfect in

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