Case Reports
July 1938


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Am J Dis Child. 1938;56(1):103-109. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1938.01980130112009

A girl was delivered Jan. 1, 1937, at full term, weighing 5 pounds and 12 ounces (2,608 Gm.).

The mother was 19 years of age, and the patient was the result of the first pregnancy. The mother was first seen by one of us (R. A. J.) on July 30, 1936, giving an essentially normal history. Her tonsils and adenoids were removed several years previously. Her height was 5 feet and 1 inch (155 cm.) and her weight 100 pounds (45.4 Kg.). The menses started at the age of 13 years, occurred every twenty-eight days and lasted four or five days, with a moderate flow and no pain. The last menstrual period occurred on April 5.

Quickening was first noticed on August 17. On physical examination the mother was found to be essentially normal. Her teeth were normal, and there was no pyorrhea. Her blood pressure was 110 systolic and

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