—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.
— (By Dr. Blayney, interne,) Chief complaint: Anesthesia and paralysis of the lower extremities.
—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.
—Last November she was taken with pain in the hips; after the pains ceased the
PEARCE FS, BUCKLEY AC. CARCINOMA OF SPINE AND MENINGES SECONDARY TO CANCER OF THE BREAST.. JAMA. 1904;XLII(5):296-298. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.92490500016001e