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September 1924


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Arch Derm Syphilol. 1924;10(3):293-296. doi:10.1001/archderm.1924.02360270020004

On March 14, 1921, there was presented by us at a meeting of the Philadelphia Dermatological Society, the patient whose history follows. As all trace of the patient was lost shortly afterward, and as permission for a biopsy had been refused by the patient's father, the case was not written up, although it seemed sufficiently unusual to merit such action. Later it was noted that some of the cases referred to by MacKee were likewise fragmentary. The subject was brought to our attention again by the exhibition of a well-marked case of the disease by Dr. Casselberry at the Intercity meeting in Boston, Nov. 5, 1923.

Under the caption of "Ulerythema Acneiforme," Unna,1 in the "International Atlas of Rare Skin Diseases," described a condition which both in its salient and finer clinical aspects practically coincided with our case. It differed in that the eruption was symmetrical, that it was

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