ARTERIAL calcification, usually thought of as a disease of adult life, has been noted at birth and in the first few weeks of neonatal life. The literature on this subject has been excellently reviewed by Stryker1 and more recently by Field.2 To date, 21 cases have been described. Within the last two years, 2 cases have come to autopsy in this institution. Because of the rareness of the condition and since the pathologic findings are so unique, we feel that the reporting of these cases will be of significant value. The diagnosis was not made in either instance until necropsy.
REPORT OF AUTHORS' CASES
Case 1.—History.—S. S., a 4 week old white girl, was admitted to the hospital on Aug. 4, 1945 with a history of periods of cyanosis, regurgitation after nearly every feeding and a failure to gain weight since birth.Examination—Physical examination on