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April 12, 1890

A CASE OF PAINFUL SUBCUTANEOUS NEUROMA (NEURO-FIBROMA).Read in the Section of Dermatology and Syphilography, at the Fortieth Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, June, 1889.

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JAMA. 1890;XIV(15):541-543. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410150023001g

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Jack C., 29 years of age, was born, and has always lived, in New Jersey. He is a farmer by occupation, although obliged to retire temporarily at times, on account of the distress in the arms. His previous health was always excellent, and with the exception of a sister, his family have never presented a similar disease.

He noticed, for the first time, about fourteen years ago, a small round nodule on the left arm, accompanied with intolerable itching, but without pain. This nodule increased in size, slowly but steadily, reaching its present dimensions in about four years, by which time there four new and smaller lesions in the same vicinity. In eight years after the appearance of the first nodule a solitary lesion was noticed on the right arm correspondingly, which in four years was accompanied by five others. The man does not know exactly when the pain first

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