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November 7, 1908


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JAMA. 1908;LI(19):1599-1600. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.25410190037002a

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The condition leading to the formation of salivary stones is a rare one which affects the salivary glands less often than their excretory ducts.

Patient.  —M. W., aged 16, school-girl, came to me Sept. 28, 1907. Her family history was negative.

Personal History.  —The patient had had mumps, measles, chickenpox and whooping cough when a child; tonsillitis nearly every year up to seven years ago, when the tonsils were removed. She had had enlarged glands on right side of neck for about five years.

Examination.  —Temperature was 98.9, pulse 90, respiration 18. Inspection showed a marked, diffuse and painful swelling on the right side of the neck and lower part of face and a cord-like swelling underneath the tongue on the right side. The mass on the right side of neck and lower part of face was very firm and extremely tender to pressure. The cord-like swelling on the right

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