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August 18, 1888

SARCOMA OF THE SCALP.Read in the Section on Surgery at the Thirty-ninth Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, Cincinnati, Ohio, May 8-11, 1888.

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JAMA. 1888;XI(7):233-234. doi:10.1001/jama.1888.02400590017001e

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Primary sarcoma of the scalp is of such infrequent occurrence that I trust I may be pardoned for reporting to the Section a case recently under my care.

In the latter part of October, 1885, I was consulted by Mrs. S., æt. 25, white, resident of eastern Kentucky, who stated that fifteen years before she discovered on the back of her head a small hard lump of the size of a bean, not painful on pressure. For thirteen years there was no noticeable change in the tumor, but at the end of that time it began to enlarge, and continued to do so steadily until the time of her confinement (five months before I saw her), when the mass was as large as a goose-egg. Since delivery its growth had been very rapid and attended with pain, at times severe. The woman was much emaciated and greatly enfeebled. The tumor

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