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Case Reports
October 1942


Am J Dis Child. 1942;64(4):697-704. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1942.02010100123012

In less than a year there have been 2 double monsters born at the Cook County Hospital. The first, reported elsewhere (fig. 1),1 was the second double monster in 82,000 deliveries since 1905, and the present is the third in approximately 85,000 deliveries since that date.

REPORT OF A CASE  Mrs. R. P., a Negro woman of 20 years, pregnant for the first time, had her last normal menstrual period on Aug. 27, 1940, which made her due date approximately June 4, 1941. In the antepartum clinic her blood pressure was normal; her Kahn reaction was negative; a smear for gonococci did not show the organisms, and her urine was free of albumin. She entered the hospital at 7:25 a.m. on April 20, stating that the bag of waters had ruptured. She was having moderate pain.Physical examination on entrance revealed edema of both ankles, blood pressure of 170

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