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January 9, 1926


JAMA. 1926;86(2):92-93. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670280012004

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We have seven histories of paraffinomas, of which two are of more than ordinary interest. All the victims were women. The ages of six of them were, respectively, 43, 38, 44, 71, 41, and, finally, as a surprise, 20 years.

One of the especially interesting cases was that of a woman, aged 43, who consulted us, Sept. 17, 1912, and who began to get paraffin injections into the face the preceding May. The last was given, June 10. Therefore, she consulted us three months after the last injection. Two days after this last injection, she caught "cold" in the face in going to the beach, and the site of the injections became swollen, red and inflamed; ever since, this irritation had recurred about every ten days. When the patient consulted us there was a dark red, irregular shaped induration of the left cheek, with much edema of the left lower

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