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April 17, 1954


Author Affiliations

Department of Tropical Disease Research University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fla.

JAMA. 1954;154(16):1371. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.02940500051024

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To the Editor:—  During a recent visit to Suriname and while conducting a survey on the blood groups of the Bush Negroes, we visited a Bush Negro village of about 100 people. The village was about 100 miles up the Suriname River. A young woman came into the clearing where we had been working carrying a baby boy who I found out, through my interpreter, was about 3 months of age. The woman did not know her own age, but I surmise she was in her middle 20's. I was impressed by the fact that each breast possessed symmetrically paired nipples, in very close proximity and with a common areola as shown in the photograph, which was taken by Dr. C. F. A. Bruyning. Each nipple functioned actively. Further questioning of this woman gave very little information other than this was her second child, the first one having died shortly

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