Iowa State University Veterinarian Records, RS 22/6/0/9, University Archives, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University, http://www.add.lib.iastate.edu/spcl/arch/rgrp/22-6-0-9.html
On April 4, 1951, a small, ll-year old male terrier was admitted to Stange Memorial Clinic. A very large tumor was observed on the underline, involving both the abdominal and thoracic walls. An extremely unfavorable prognosis for successful recovery following surgical removal was given due to the size of the tumor and the condition and age of the patient. However, because of the tumor's large size it was constantly being traumatized so removal was a necessity. The owner realized this was the only possible means of saving his dog's life so requested surgery .
Terry, J. R.
"An Unusual Lipoma in a Dog,"
Iowa State University Veterinarian: Vol. 13
, Article 17.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/iowastate_veterinarian/vol13/iss3/17