July 28, 1917


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JAMA. 1917;LXIX(4):256-261. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.02590310008003

The case of epidermolysis bullosa under consideration was one of a very severe type, which was reported by Nelson1 in 1916. The condition of the patient was constantly growing worse, and the parents, who were wage earners, being unable to care for the patient, he was taken to the Cincinnati General Hospital, and placed in my service in the dermatologic department. It will be helpful to review the history of the patient as given by Dr. Nelson.

REPORT OF CASE  E. P., boy, aged 11 years, of Cuban parentage, was born in Tampa, Fla. The father and the mother are both in good health. They assert that they have never had any eruptions on the skin, but the paternal grandfather had "running sores," due to some bad disease.The patient was the fifth child in the family. He was normal and fairly developed at birth. The mother recently has

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