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September 24, 1932


Author Affiliations


From the Department of Dermatology and Syphilology of the Western Reserve University and of the Cleveland City Hospital. Director, Dr. H. N. Cole.

JAMA. 1932;99(13):1065-1071. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740650023007

The term "climatic bubo" came into use late in the nineteenth century1 to designate a subacute inguinal adenitis which was observed most often in the tropics or in the subtropics. For a long time the disease was thought to be confined to warm climates, and climate was considered to play an important rôle in its etiology. Müller and Justi2 published a valuable paper on "climatic bubo" in 1914. The disease was not a new one, for as long ago as 1859 Chassaignac3 described types of adenitis of the groin which certainly included a picture similar to climatic bubo. It was subsequently described under a variety of names by Klotz,4 Nélaton,5 Brault,6 Hardy,7 Marion and Gandy,8 Tanton and Pigeon,9 Rost10 and other European authors. It was not until 1913, however, that Durand, Nicolas and Favre11 pointed out the individuality of

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