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Archives a Century Ago
April 2003


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Arch Dermatol. 2003;139(4):427. doi:10.1001/archderm.139.4.427

By Charles J. White, M.D.,

Instructor in Dermatology at Harvard University.

The rarity of this disease and the fact that two similar cases have been reported from the Department of Skin Diseases at the Massachusetts General Hospital leads me to place on record our third case within three years.

The patient, I. S., 44 years of age, was born in Russia, near Poland, and until his departure for the United States was a peddler of milk and had experienced but one illness, the grippe. He is married, and his wife and six children are living and free from any skin diseases. In 1888 he came to this country, and has kept a variety store in Boston ever since. This occupation requires him to stand for many hours each day.

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