While cases of syphilis innocently acquired are not of very infrequent occurrence, and the number of reported cases is increasing rapidly, the following recent instances in private practice are thought to be of sufficient interest to warrant placing them on record. They serve to call attention to the dangers which arise from the disease on every side, and to illustrate the diverse locations where the initial lesion of syphilis may be found, as well as the modes by which the poison may enter the system:
Case 1.—Chancre of the Cheek.
Mrs. W., aged 24, was sent to my office in consultation May 28, 1894, on account of a sore on the right cheek, just below the zygoma, which had refused to heal. It had begun six weeks previously, as a small pimple like a mosquito bite, which had soon broken down, leaving a raw surface, which increased in size to
BULKLEY LD. FOUR RECENT CASES OF EXTRA-GENITAL SYPHILIS IN PRIVATE PRACTICE.. JAMA. 1896;XXVI(3):101-102. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430550003002