My attention was attracted to perleche about two years ago, when I chanced to see a few cases in New Haven. In looking for literature of the disease I found brief descriptions of it in the larger textbooks of dermatology and of pediatrics, and the translation of a French article in a periodical,1 but I was unable to find any first hand description of it in the English language. One American dermatologist, Cole2 of Cleveland, published notes on a few cases in an article on eczema and pyodermatitis. These cases were seen at Jadassohn's clinic in Berne. So, in the literature that has come to my notice, there is no indication that the disease is found in this country. Most of the textbooks say that it is seen chiefly in France (Stelwagon, Pusey, Sutton).
I do not know whether the disease is a rare one here, whether it
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