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Case Reports
February 1931

MONGOLISM IN ONE OF TWINS

Author Affiliations

CHARLESTON, S. C.
From the Department of Pediatrics, Medical College of the State of South Carolina.

Am J Dis Child. 1931;41(2):351-353. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1931.01940080129010
Abstract

To Brousseau's1 collection of thirty-two cases of mongolism in one of twins, Shattuck2 and Chown3 have each recently contributed another instance. The following case brings the number to thirty-five.

History.—These twins, seen first on May 17, 1929, were born at full term on Feb. 16, 1925. At the time of delivery the mother's age was 35, and the father's age was 45. There was a sister four years older, and a brother was born three years after the twins. There had been one stillbirth. The mother appeared to be rather unintelligent, but all the children except one of the twins were said to be normal.

The twins were breast fed for only a few days, and subsequently were given dried milk mixtures. Both of them had influenza at 2 years and measles at 3 years of age. When seen at the age of 4 years and

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