Von Mikulicz' disease is a chronic, indolent, symmetric enlargement of one or more of the salivary or lacrimal glands, which is non-painful and which von Mikulicz could not classify under any of the diseases heretofore described. The first case of this nature was presented by von Mikulicz,1 Jan. 23, 1888, before the Verein für wissenshaftliche Heilkunde at Königsberg. In 1894 von Mikulicz first described what he thought was a distinct and typical well-defined heretofore undescribed disease.
The following case is an example of his syndrome:
—M. B., a man, aged 22, feeder by occupation, was born in the United States of parents from Galicia, Austria, who have been married for thirty years and have ten children, all living and well with the exception of one who died from an infectious disease in childhood. Both parents are alive and enjoy perfect health. The patient, whom I saw March 4,
LINTZ W. VON MIKULICZ' DISEASE—FURTHER STUDIES. JAMA. 1913;61(18):1621-1623. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04350190039012