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CONGENITAL SYPHILIS, SIMULATING MONGOLISM, IN ONE OF TWINS

CONGENITAL SYPHILIS, SIMULATING MONGOLISM, IN ONE OF TWINS Recently three children were presented at the Children's Dispensary of Schenectady. Two were, to all outward appearances, of the Mongolian type. The third, a twin of the younger, apparently perfectly normal. The father and mother are seemingly healthy Italians, not of the lowest class. There had been no miscarriages, but four children in all, the fourth said to be well. A history of syphilis in the parents was not obtainable. The mother's age at the time of birth of the older child, now 9 years, was 18. The second, now 8, was born when the mother was 20. The twins, 5 years old, one normal, the other diseased, were born when she was 22. These ages of the mother at the time the several births occurred are mentioned because mongolism is likely to show itself in the offspring of women of advanced age, of women who have borne many children, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American journal of diseases of children American Medical Association

CONGENITAL SYPHILIS, SIMULATING MONGOLISM, IN ONE OF TWINS

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1916 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0096-8994
eISSN
1538-3628
DOI
10.1001/archpedi.1916.04110070066007
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Abstract

Recently three children were presented at the Children's Dispensary of Schenectady. Two were, to all outward appearances, of the Mongolian type. The third, a twin of the younger, apparently perfectly normal. The father and mother are seemingly healthy Italians, not of the lowest class. There had been no miscarriages, but four children in all, the fourth said to be well. A history of syphilis in the parents was not obtainable. The mother's age at the time of birth of the older child, now 9 years, was 18. The second, now 8, was born when the mother was 20. The twins, 5 years old, one normal, the other diseased, were born when she was 22. These ages of the mother at the time the several births occurred are mentioned because mongolism is likely to show itself in the offspring of women of advanced age, of women who have borne many children,

Journal

American journal of diseases of childrenAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jan 1, 1916

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