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December 4, 1897

FIBROID TUMORS OF THE VAGINA, WITH REPORT OF A CASE.

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PRESIDENT IOWA STATE BOARD OF HEALTH. ATLANTIC, IOWA.

JAMA. 1897;XXIX(23):1141-1142. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440490007001b

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Abstract

May 10, 1895, I was called in consultation with Dr. Weaver of Cumberland, Iowa, to see Mrs. A. G. M., who gave the following history: Born in Germany; aged 46; married three times; now living with last husband; had six children, of whom three are now living; last child delivered by forceps. About 1892, while working in a brewery, lifting and carrying heavy baskets of bottles, she felt a heavy, dragging sensation in her pelvis and upon examination a tumor was found in the vagina. She was taken to a hospital where she says she remained twenty weeks. She states that no operation was performed, but the tumor was allowed to slough away, or partly so. After leaving the hospital and coming to this country she for a time felt no inconvenience from the tumor; but the dragging sensation again returned and Dr. Weaver was sent for, who asked me

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