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October 27, 1900


Author Affiliations

Physician in Charge of Out-Practice, N. Y. Infirmary for Women and Children.; Pathologist to the N. Y. Infirmary and Assistant Pathologist to the Babies' Hospital. NEW YORK CITY.

JAMA. 1900;XXXV(17):1081-1084. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.24620430017001f

Maternal History.  —Strong, healthy peasant woman, native of Sicily, 30 years old, has never been ill according to the statement of herself and mother. Neither she nor any member of her family has had any eruption of the skin, and no trace of syphilis, alcoholism or tubercolosis in this woman or her family could be elicited. Menstruation began at 14 years and has been regular and normal. There has been no uterine disease. She has had 6 pregnancies: the first 10 years ago; the second 8 years ago; the third 4 years ago; the fourth an abortion at 40 days, the cause of which is unknown; the fifth pregnancy was 2 years ago, and the sixth the present fetus. All of the pregnancies, except the fourth one and the present, were normal in every respect. In January, 1899, the woman was much distressed over the illness and death of her