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November 18, 1905


Author Affiliations

Adjunct Professor of Obstetrics, University of Cincinnati. CINCINNATI.

JAMA. 1905;XLV(21):1573. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.52510210043004a

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Previous History.  —The patient was 26 years of age and weighed 96 pounds before the uterine contents were removed. She asserted that, when 2 years old, she was very sick with a fever, after recovering from which she did not walk for over a year. She was perfectly normal at birth and grew until 5 years old; since then she has grown broader, but very little taller.

Examination.  —On examination the patient was found to be 41 inches in height. The head, face and neck were normal and the intelligence above the average. The trunk was small, but not especially deformed. From the spine of the seventh cervical vertebra to the tip of the coccyx measured 20½ inches. The extremities were markedly short, stumpy and deformed. The arm from the shoulder to the tip of the middle finger measured 14 inches. The legs were approximately 16 inches long.Pelvis: The

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