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October 7, 1961

Surgical Excision of Nevi-Reply

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863 Park Ave., New York City 21

JAMA. 1961;178(1):91. doi:10.1001/jama.1961.03040400093030

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Abstract

To the Editor:—  First of all, the removal of nevi at anatomic pressure points is consistent with the recommendations probably made by almost all doctors who see a large number of nevi. Secondly, there is a considerable difference between the relationship of the pigment to the pathogenesis of melanoma, and recommended prophylactic treatment of black moles in children. Lastly, I believe we have one example of a hairy mole in 1,500 odd cases of melanoma in adults. Hence it is most unusual.

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