Excerpt from The Dublin Journal of Medical Science, Vol. 61: January to June, 1876
The disease to which the name Pachydermatocele has been given by the late Professor Valentine Mott, and that of Fibroma molluscum by Virchow, is of such comparatively rare occurrence that I feel confident the leading particulars of a case of that disease which was in my wards in the Richmond Hospital in November, 1874, will be considered worthy of record.
J. M., aged thirty-three, a tall, well-nourished, dark-complexioned, muscular man, was admitted into the Richmond Hospital, under my care, on November 18th, 1874. He is a native of Ireland, but has spent the greater part of his life in the United States of America. He stated that at the early age of six years the tumour first appeared, and during twenty-seven years it increased gradually and slowly, until it assumed the enormous dimensions it had on his admission into the Richmond Hospital - a good idea of which may be had by reference to the lithograph by Mr. Forster, taken from a photograph of the patient before any operative interference.
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