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November 26, 1887

HYDATIDIFORM MOLE.Read before the Medical Society of the District of Columbia, September 23, 1887.

JAMA. 1887;IX(22):686-688. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400210014002c

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Abstract

Hydatidiform degeneration of the chorionic villi is an unusual disease, but it is not so rarely met with as might be inferred from the experience of Madame Boivin, who "saw but on case in 20,375 deliveries." (Parvin.) I have met with two cases, that I think are sufficiently interesting to place on record. The second in chronological order will be first narrated, and is as follows:

Mrs. F., white, nearly 20 years of age, was married April 11, 1887, menstruated April 17, and again May 17. In June the menses failed to appear and the usual symptoms of pregnancy shortly supervened. Nausea and vomiting were almost incessant up to the time of my first visit, Sept. 15, 1887. The mammary glands had, also, increased in size, and the pigmentation of the areola was well marked. Early in the morning of Sept. 15, the lady was taken with pain and hæmorrhage,

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