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November 29, 1884


JAMA. 1884;III(22):599-601. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390710011001d

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The following case is one of interest for a number of reasons, and especially so on account of the size of the tumor, which, as far as I know, is the largest of the kind ever removed, while few tumors of any variety have exceeded it in weight. A case (occurring in a negro woman) of fibro-cyst of the uterus, weighing 130 pounds, including seventy-one pounds of fluid drawn from the cyst, six days before the death of the patient, together with the solid portion of the tumor, and twenty-four pounds of fluid removed after death, is reported by Dr. C. C. Stockard, of Miss., in the New York Med. Record, Aug. 16, 1884, concerning which he says it is, as far as he can learn, the largest one on record. In this case the question may arise as to whether the most of the twenty-four pounds removed on post-mortem

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