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April 30, 1927


JAMA. 1927;88(18):1394-1395. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680440028012

In spite of the assurance of Fraser 1 that granuloma inguinale is a condition of great prevalence among the colored races in the Cape Peninsula, one having occasion to peruse the literature on the subject is soon struck with the fact that the disease is apparently quite rare. Such articles as have appeared show an utter lack of agreement regarding the etiologic aspects of the disease. Even further, though antimony and potassium tartrate (tartar emetic) has been a favorite treatment of the disease since Vianna first suggested its intravenous use, Weinberg, 2 on the one hand, speaks of it as a specific and Fraser, 1 on the other, describes its use as accompanied by much failure and disappointment.

Without other excuse than the very chaos of the subject, the case reported here is presented in the hope that it will in time prove to be a small part of the

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