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Archives a Century Ago
May 2000

JOURNAL OF CUTANEOUS AND GENITO-URINARY DISEASES

Arch Dermatol. 2000;136(5):606. doi:10-1001/pubs.Arch Dermatol.-ISSN-0003-987x-136-5-dac9006

VOL XVIII.

MAY, 1900.

No. 5.

Original Communications.

TUBERCULOSIS OF THE SKIN IN A PHYSICIAN FROM ACCIDENTAL INOCULATION.

BY JAY F. SCHAMBERG, A.B., M.D.

Professor of Diseases of the Skin at the Philadelphia Polyclinic and College for Graduates in Medicine; Fellow of the College of Physicians

Several months ago I was consulted by a laryngologist of this city who had had for some time a small tumor upon the thumb of his left hand. . . . The doctor was asked whether he had had at the time of injury any cases of throat tuberculosis under treatment. He replied in the negative, but on reference to his case-book he found that he was in error, and had really had under his care at that time two cases of tuberculosis of the larynx. It is more than probable that inoculation occurred from one of these cases, presumably during the making of an application to the throat.

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