May 27, 1899


Author Affiliations

Surgeon to the St. Elizabeth and German Hospitals, Consulting Surgeon to Home for Aged Jews and Jewish Orphan Asylum. CHICAGO.

JAMA. 1899;XXXII(21):1155-1156. doi:10.1001/jama.1899.92450480016002g

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Mrs. A. S., 38 years old, presented herself March, 1899, with a large tumor on the right thigh. Her mothers' family were healthy, also that of the father, with the exception of one brother dying at 40 with consumption, probably contracted by exposure during the Civil War. Menstruation began when she was 15 years of age and was regular up to within the last two months, when it stopped. She has been married twice, to her first husband when she was 16, and by him had two children, one still-born and one living six years, dying of "slow fever." At 19 she married her second husband, and has had one child, now 8 years old and healthy. Her first husband died of consumption. She has been in good health up to the present illness, which began about two years ago with slight tenderness about the right thigh. Two months later

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