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January 30, 1904

CARCINOMA OF SPINE AND MENINGES SECONDARY TO CANCER OF THE BREAST.

Author Affiliations

Professor of Nervous and Mental Diseases, Medico-Chirurgical College; Adjunct-Professor of Histology, Medico-Chirurgical College, PHILADELPHIA.

JAMA. 1904;XLII(5):296-298. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.92490500016001e
Abstract

Ambulance History.  —Susan R. White, aged 70, housework, admitted to Philadelphia Hospital, Feb. 8, 1902. Duration of illness: four months; one month in bed. Symptoms: Pain in chest, pain in back, vomiting and diarrhea, severe pain over precordia and stomach, sharp pains in the leg at one time. She has had a lump in the breast for three years. Bowels and urine are not under her control. Both legs are paralyzed; anesthesia is present up to the waist line.

Hospital Record.  — (By Dr. Blayney, interne,) Chief complaint: Anesthesia and paralysis of the lower extremities.

Family History.  —One sister died of inflammation of the lungs (phthisis it is supposed); one sister died of scarlet fever; another of "cold"; one brother died of pneumonia.

Past Medical History.  —She had the ordinary diseases of childhood, and rheumatism.

Present Illness.  —Last November she was taken with pain in the hips; after the pains ceased the

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