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JAMA 100 Years Ago
August 23/30, 2000

KERATOLYSIS OR "SKIN-SHEDDING."

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JAMA 100 Years Ago Section Editor: Jennifer Reiling, Editorial Assistant.

JAMA. 2000;284(8):933. doi:10.1001/jama.284.8.933

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.

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