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September 25, 1886

VENOUS BLOOD TUMORS OF THE CRANIUM: in Communication with the Intra-Cranial Venous Circulation, Especially the Sinuses of the Dura Mater.

JAMA. 1886;VII(13):337-344. doi:10.1001/jama.1886.04250090085001

III.—TRAUMATIC CLASS.  My researches in the traumatic group have been rewarded by the gathering together of several well authenticated and important records.One of the most typical, as well as the earliest, instances, is that related by Percival Pott8 (" Chirurgical Works," first Amer. from last London edit., vol. i, p. 132, Phila., 1819; also French edition, t. 1, p. 151, 1760):A boy, 8 years of age, son of a Jew merchant of this city, received a blow on his head with a stick. This made him giddy for a few minutes, but there was no bleeding, no external wound, and but little pain, and he concealed the fact of there being a swelling over that portion of his head until it was discovered by his barber. In the centre of the top of his head was a tumor almost the size of a walnut; indolent, had a dull