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April 30, 1904

ENORMOUS MIXED TUMOR OF THE PAROTID REGIONREACHING TO THE CLAVICLE AND WEIGHING ABOUT SEVEN POUNDS; OPERATION; RECOVERY.

Author Affiliations

Professor of the Principles of Surgery and of Clinical Surgery, Jefferson Medical College. PHILADELPHIA.

JAMA. 1904;XLII(18):1138-1141. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.92490630024001h
Abstract

The Patient.  —E. M. B., aged 65, was admitted to the Jefferson Medical College Hospital, Jan. 2, 1904, at the request of Dr. H. M. Righter. Height 5.7 feet, present weight 152 pounds weight in 1890, 250 pounds.

History.  —His father died at 49 of "dropsy of the brain"; his mother at 56 from pulmonary tuberculosis. One sister also died of the same disease and another after some gynecologic operation; one brother died from accident; one sister is living and well. Tuberculosis exists both in his father's and in his mother's families, but he does not know the precise individuals who have suffered from it. He is married and has five children, all of whom are living. He had varioloid when he was 22 years old. He has suffered from hemorrhoids and from neuralgia of the face. He was discharged from the Army in 1863 on account of "dropsy of the kidney."

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