May 16, 1914, Harold B., aged 9 years, was referred to me by Dr. George W. Webster of Chicago, because of a tumor of the eyelid. The history, obtained from Dr. Webster and the boy's guardian, was of a small tumor, apparently a sebaceous cyst, which was first noticed eight or ten weeks before, just above the cilia of the upper lid of the left eye. About two weeks before his visit to me the appearance had suddenly changed to that of a blood blister, which in a few days was so prominent that a silk thread was tied around it with the idea of strangulating and removing it. Instead of drying and dropping off, as had been expected, the tumor evidently became, infected, grew larger and bled easily when it was touched.
On examination, I found a teat-shaped mass of dark red color projecting from above the lid edge,