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July 10, 1915

DISCUSSION ON BLASTOMYCOSIS OF THE EYELIDS, WITH REPORT OF CASES

JAMA. 1915;LXV(2):165. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.02580020031014
Abstract

Dr. Robert Fagin, Memphis, Tenn.: I am reporting five cases of this disease which have appeared in Memphis. Each case has been worked out pathologically by Dr. Marcus Haase, and in each instance the organisms demonstrated and cultures grown. (The cases and lesions were illustrated with the lantern.) The first is my case, a negro man, aged 39, from Mississippi. The patient came in November, 1913, with a lesion on the right eye. This lesion had been removed five times previously at different hospitals in Mississippi. Two of the best surgeons of Memphis said it was cancer and should be cut out. My partner, Dr. Simpson, had studied several cases of blastomycetic dermatitis in Chicago and had had a case of this kind in 1906. Dr. Simpson at once suggested that it was blastomycetic dermatitis. I thought it was an infected epithelioma or syphilis. Pus was trickling down the side

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