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November 21, 1891

Case of Supernumerary Mamma.

JAMA. 1891;XVII(21):818. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410990036004

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To the Editor:  —The subject of this article is one of some interest; and especially so in this particular case, on account of the size, and as well as the fact, that this mamma, or milk tumor, did not develop until the fifth gestation; and there was no sign of it before that time, so the patient states.We find quite a number of cases of supernumerary mammæ on record, but none with a history like this so far as I know. Bruce has examined 4,000 persons and finds the deformity to be 1.54 per cent., and he says the axillary prolongations are not infrequent and may be mistaken for lymphatic glands; also states the left side is the most common locality of these deformities.Evy Williams, col., age 39. Married; had six children. Health good. Three years ago, she was delivered of a child and at that time noticed

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