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To the Editor:
—I have noted the publication of reports of two cases of creeping eruption (The Journal, July 26, 1913, p. 247), by Dr. Gustave L. Rudell, in one of which, in August, 1912, he was able to recover the larva. In view of the fact, as stated therein, that recovery of the parasite producing this lesion is exceedingly rare, only two investigators having previously reported finding it, it might be of interest to report that in August, 1910, I succeeded in recovering two of these organisms from such a case while in hospital work in Philadelphia. I had not reported the case prior to this writing, since that part of the limited literature on the subject which had come under my observation had not before impressed me with the fact that the demonstration of this organism in connection with these cases was of such rare occurrence as
Cates TH. Creeping Eruption. JAMA. 1913;61(13_part_1):1058. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04350130052021