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June 26, 1948


Author Affiliations

Goodrich, Mich.

From the Goodrich General Hospital.

JAMA. 1948;137(9):787. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.82890430003008b

Forty-nine infants borne of mothers with Hodgkin's disease have been reported in the literature1 We wish to report a case of a mother with Hodgkin's disease who has borne 2 children, making a total of 51 infants so far reported.

Report of Case  The patient was first seen in the outpatient department of the Goodrich General Hospital on July 3, 1939, at the age of 15 years, with chief complaints of nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain of five days' duration. She had not menstruated. At the age of 11 she had been raped and had contracted gonorrhea which had been successfully treated elsewhere. Findings were negative at this time except for a few red blood cells and white blood cells in the urine.She was again seen in the outpatient department on Jan. 6, 1940, with similar complaints except that there had been no vomiting and the symptoms had