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Mrs. R., aged 31, of good intellectual ability, and not superstitious, gave birth, March 13, 1902, to a stillborn, seven months' male child.
Fetal movements were noticeable the previous evening and death seemed to have been due to a long second stage, it being 3½ hours in length.
The child having no neck, the head was almost immovable on the shoulders, so much so that it was a left brow presentation, the left shoulder following immediately, and so rigid were these parts that the maternal coccyx was strained backward sufficiently to cause extreme pain for a few days.
The child's eyes protrude far beyond the brows, and there appears to be no brain cavity, except two little sacs on the back of the head, with a smaller one between and posterior (cerebellum).
There are two parallel lines of bony prominences extending from the back of the head downward as far
COOLIDGE JW. MATERNAL IMPRESSION "MARKS" CHILD FOR A FROG.. JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(25):1623. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.62480250017002
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