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December 10, 1887

CASE OF HYDATIDIFORM MOLE.

JAMA. 1887;IX(24):766. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400230030012

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Abstract

Dear Sir:  —In the issue of The Journal of November 26, Dr. Thos. C. Smith, of Washington, D. C., reports two cases of "Hydatidiform Mole." As I also met with a case a short time since, and in many respects similar to the last of his cases, I beg to submit it to the profession.Mrs. W., æt. 41, white, has had six children.

Previous history.  —Several years ago, she tells me her old family physician, now deceased, treated her for "falling of the womb" by introducing a support, but since he died she has used nothing, and has had no trouble until recently, when she called me in, complaining of pains in the back and side, profuse leucorrhœa, and a general feeling of fatigue. I advised an examination and an introduction of the proper support, but for various reasons it was postponed. She incidentally mentioned that her monthlys had

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