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August 17, 1907

A CASE OF INDURATING EDEMA OF THE PENIS.

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ST. LOUIS.

JAMA. 1907;XLIX(7):575. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.25320070045003a

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Abstract

Attracted by the paper of Dr. Taylor on indurating edema in The Journal, July 13, I am led to report the following case. I agree with him as to the extreme rarity of this condition, having encountered but this single case in seven years of private and dispensary practice, the latter comprising a clinic of from one hundred and fifty to two hundred cases of syphilis monthly. In my available text-books I find indurating edema mentioned specifically in but two, Mracek and Gottheil, the latter classifying it as a variety of the initial lesion, the former supplementing a short description of the condition with an excellent water color reproduction depicting the condition in a labium majus. In the light of my present information I believe I have observed a few such cases in the secondary period in women, but I was unable at the time to place them in their

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