JAMA 100 Years Ago Section Editor:
Jennifer Reiling, Editorial Assistant.
BY LUCIEN LOFTON, A.B., M.D.PRESIDENT SEABOARD MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
OF VIRGINIAAND NORTH CAROLINANORFOLK, VA.
In the early part of 1897, a man of about 70 years, came to me, presenting
rather a peculiar growth on the upper portion of his face, immediately in
front of the right auricle. He stated he had had it on the face for nearly
a half decade, but by an occasional paring the growth was kept in abeyance.
No trouble or pain had arisen as a result of the excresence, and its being
unsightly was the cardinal excuse for wanting it removed. I removed it under
cocain anesthesia, curetted the core, and brought the flaps in approximate
relation. The base was in close proximity to the temporal artery. The wound
healed kindly within a week, but I saw my patient some three months afterward,
and springing from the original core was another horn. This was removed together
with all horny cells, which resulted in a complete enucleation.
CURIOUS FACTS YOU FIND IN GENERAL SURGERY.. JAMA. 2000;283(13):1664. doi:10.1001/jama.283.13.1664