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April 28, 1906


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Attending Surgeon American Oncologic Hospital. PHILADELPHIA.

JAMA. 1906;XLVI(17):1287. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.62510440041003d

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The clinical report of a sarcoma in a child of 3 years, contributed to The Journal, March 3, 1906, by Dr. Spearman, of Whiting, Iowa, recalls a still more youthful case under my care at the Oncologic Hospital last summer. In this case the growth was strictly congenital, having been noticed at birth.

Patient.  —Helen K., aged 6 weeks, was admitted to the hospital from Tyrone, Pa., July 3, 1905.

History.  —Her parents were healthy and there was no history of malignant disease in the family. At birth a tumor the size of the tip of the little finger projected from the edge of the right upper eyelid. Two days after birth the tumor was removed by the attending physician, but recurrence immediately took place, and when the baby was admitted to the hospital six weeks after birth a tumor the size of a golf ball projected from the orbit,

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