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September 1924


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From the Service of the Babies' Hospital.

Am J Dis Child. 1924;28(3):301-309. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1924.04120210038004

E. C., a boy, aged 9½ years, was admitted to the Babies' Hospital, Nov. 1, 1921. His appearance arrested attention. He had jaundice and carried himself not unlike a pregnant woman at term.

No history of jaundice in his forbears could be obtained. His father and mother were both strong and well.

There had been one other child who died at the age of 81 days. This infant had apparently been normal at birth. At the age of 10 days, blood was noticed on one nipple. At 11 days, blotches about 1 cm. in diameter were seen on his arms. The mother thought that crops of blotches appeared from time to time until the baby died. The cause of death was not discovered.

Two years after the death of the first child, E. C., the subject of this paper, was born. He was apparently normal at birth. It was noted,

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