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June 22, 1907

Veronal Dermatitis.

JAMA. 1907;XLVIII(25):2131. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02520510049010

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Portland, Ore., June 5, 1907.

To the Editor:  —In The Journal, June 1, Dr. L. Duncan Bulkley reported a case of veronal dermatitis which substantiates the case reported by me in the issue of April 20. I will pass over his remarks on, and the moral he draws from, my apparent neglect of the antecedent history, with the statement that a careful history had been taken. It is a good point always to omit unnecessary detail in recording cases, assuming that the intelligent reader appreciates the value of negations. The brief things are read—the lengthy are laid aside for an idle hour which never comes. The essentials of my case were the dermopathic possibilities of veronal, which were reported with sufficient fulness so that even my dermatologic friend did not attempt to improve on the description except to call my "blotches" maculo-papules.It is noteworthy that both his patient and

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