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June 1924


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From the Laboratory and Obstetrical Division of the Jersey City Hospital, Jersey City, N. J.

Am J Dis Child. 1924;27(6):594-597. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1924.01920120056008

Cases of ectopia cordis are sufficiently infrequent to warrant recording the following one.

REPORT OF CASE  Mrs. P. S., an Irish American, aged 43, a primagravida, first came under observation Oct. 5, 1923. The patient's family and personal history were entirely negative. She had been married less than a year at this time. Her husband had had a healthy child by a previous marriage and appeared to be in excellent health himself. The patient began to menstruate at the age of 15, which lasted for from four to five days' at twenty-eight day intervals, and was moderately profuse all her life, more so during the two years prior to the time she first came under observation; she never had any pain with menstruation. The last menstruation had occurred on April 3, quickening was noticed August 25, and the date of the expected birth was about Jan. 10, 1924.The patient

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