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August 1, 1903


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JAMA. 1903;XLI(5):300-304. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.04480020008003

Dr. Scudder,1 in an exhaustive article on "Tuberculosis of the Mammary Gland," states that an examination of the literature showed only eighty cases reported up to that time, twenty-three of which were rejected on account of imperfect data. This list, however, does not include twelve cases reported by Albert in his work on surgery.

Tubercular infection is so frequently met in the various tissues and glands of the body that it seems unusual that only fifty-seven well authenticated cases of tuberculosis in the mammary gland should have been reported up to 1898. It is, of course, to be expected that not all cases diagnosed as tuberculosis of this gland were reported, but had they been, the number would still be small, and the cases reported since 1892 are so few that we are forced to believe that the disease often goes unrecognized.

It is conceded that tuberculosis of the

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