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April 27, 1912


JAMA. 1912;LVIII(17):1281-1282. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04260040297018

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History.  —Patient, A. B. B., aged 32, married; family history negative; previous personal history of no importance with reference to her present condition.Menstruation began at the age of 16, was always regular, although somewhat painful, and the periods were from five to six days in duration. There was no history of gonorrhea. The patient is the mother of two children, aged 9 years and 19 months, respectively. Both labors were normal. There was no history of miscarriage or abortion. The bowels had always been regular and general health good.

Present Illness.  —Dec. 14, 1911, the patient began menstruating, and the flow continued for two or three days. The menstrual period being expected at this time, no suspicion of any trouble was entertained. The flow, however, returned in three or four days, lasted a day or two, and then disappeared. This metrorrhagia recurred at varying intervals until Jan. 9, 1912.

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