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December 30, 1911

MARKED VARICOSE VEINS OF THE RIGHT LEG IN A PATIENT SIX MONTHS PREGNANT

JAMA. 1911;LVII(27):2122. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260120312004

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Abstract

History.  —May 15, 1911, E. D., housewife, aged 40. Mother died of heart trouble when the patient was 3 years old. Father is living, aged 63,, dis healthy. Patient had ssmall-palld the age of 10. Except for measles and wwhooping-cough dpdd chchildhood,ldhds alwalwaysys dll; first menstruated at the age of 13; type every twentwenty-oney-odration, five to six days. ays ddver skipped a period exciod except when pregnant.Since the birth of the first child the veins of the right e right leg g ddswolkedlen deach menstrual period. Periods have alwds have alwayss ddtwo months after childbirth. Patient has never nursed nurr dover childrendaferr dtime the milk has always drlk ed d lways dried up.The woman has never had a thrombosis or a phlebitis. The swelling of the veins has bee very marked during all pregnancies, but for the last two months of the present pregnancy they have swollen exceptionally fast

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