Medicine: Texas Tumor

Of all human diseases, few produce more fantastic results than a cystic tumor of the ovary: as it fills with fluid, such a tumor may grow to monstrous proportions. The archives are inconclusive as to the biggest tumor ever recorded, but last week Dr. Dan H. Eames Jr. of La Marque, Texas achieved an unquestioned record of the size of a tumor removed intact: 184 lbs.

The patient, a 42-year-old woman, had trouble squeezing through the doors of Surgeon Eames's clinic. Dr. Eames faced a hard decision. One school of surgeons holds that it is too dangerous to remove a big...

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