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August 17, 1912

SO-CALLED PRECOCIOUS MENSTRUATION COMBINED WITH OCCURRENCE OF MILK IN THE BREASTS OF AN INFANT; A CASE WITH HEREDITARY FEATURES

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Gatun Hospital, Canal Zone

JAMA. 1912;LIX(7):539. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04270080221016

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Abstract

Mrs. V. M. C., an American woman, aged 28, was delivered of a female child on May 30, 1912, at Gatun, Canal Zone. On June I there occurred a vaginal discharge of apparently almost pure blood from the infant, which lasted three days and caused no symptoms. When the child was eight days old her breasts were engorged, especially around the nipples, and a whitish fluid exuded, which, under the microscope, showed large numbers of fat globules. This fluid the mother thought necessary to squeeze out every day as the breasts filled up rapidly. The child has no abnormal temperature.

The mother states that all her female children, three in number, had the bloody vaginal discharge, which commenced about the third day after birth and lasted three days, when it disappeared without other symptoms. She also states that in all her four children, including her boy, the occurrence of milk

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