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E. L. Boothby
JAMA. 1885;IV(7):193. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390820025014.
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Hammond, Wis., February 6, 1885.

Editor Journal American Medical Association: 

Dear Sir  —In a case of labor occurring in my practice, Saturday, January 31, 1885, the following facts seem sufficiently interesting for record: 1st. The age of the patient being 44 years, October 17, 1884, this was her first pregnancy; delivery by forceps, slight perineal rupture, patient doing finely so far. She is a Norwegian, and here is the second interesting fact: Her first husband, with whom she lived nearly twenty years, died some two and a half years since. He was a leper, and the first and only case of leprosy I ever saw, and, so far as I am aware, the second case ever known in the State, the first authenticated case being under care of Dr. Samuel C. Johnson, of Hudson, Wis., now a member of the State Board of Health. There may have been other cases


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