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December 22, 1906

AN INTERESTING CASE OF ACRANIUS.

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NOBLESVILLE, IND.

JAMA. 1906;XLVII(25):2092. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.25210250046002c

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Abstract

While cases of this nature are not exceedingly rare, I am induced to report this one on account of the number of days that the child lived and the reflex phenomena observed during the child's life.

Parental History.  —The father is white, a native of Indiana, aged 28, a junkman, apparently strong and healthy. He uses alcohol and tobacco in moderation. Eight years ago he had a very aggravated attack of gonorrhea, attended with sores on the penis (another physician informs me he later displayed evidences of syphilis, for which he treated him). The mother is a native of Indiana, aged 27, strong and robust, and gives no history of any serious illness. She has previously given birth to two children, both living. One, 5 years old, is an imbecile, with an inferior paraplegia, due to poliomyelitis anterior at fifteen months. The second child is healthy and bright.

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