JAMA 100 Years Ago Section Editor: Jennifer
Reiling, Editorial Assistant.
R. M. STONE, M.D.OMAHA, NEB.
I had the good fortune recently to see one of the rare cases of "skin-shedders."
This was a man of 50, strong, hearty, quite intelligent and entertaining in
his description of his peculiar condition.
Family History.—He comes of a long-lived
race, two of his grandparents having reached over 100 and his father being
alive at about 90. He has six living brothers and sisters. No one in his family
has ever been known to shed his skin.
KERATOLYSIS OR "SKIN-SHEDDING.". JAMA. 2000;284(8):933. doi:10.1001/jama.284.8.933