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July 27, 1912


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Pasadena, Cal.

JAMA. 1912;LIX(4):276. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04270070275015

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I have been treating an unusual case for the last three or four weeks. The patient, Mrs. T., was confined May 17, 1912. She was the mother of four children. On the second or third day she complained of severe pain in each axilla and said that she had the same abscess that she had had in previous confinements. As she was having no fever I thought it would be well to make a thorough examination. I found under the right and left axillas three secreting mammary glands and from each of these I was able to obtain milk. There was no apparent nipple on any of the six glands excepting a minute indentation. The milk, however, flowed very freely from all six of them on pressure. I used the old method of massage with camphorated oil and in about two or three weeks the glands lost their fulness and

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