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A Case for Diagnosis. Presented by Dr. B. Lapowski and Dr. Abraham Walzer.
H. G., a man aged 34, is presented from the Good Samaritan Dispensary and Hospital. He exhibits an eruption involving the face, trunk and extremities, of three years' duration. There is nothing of importance in the past history. The eruption began three years ago as a penny-sized papulovesicular patch on the left thigh. Eight weeks later, when the patient was first seen, the eruption had already spread to involve the entire body in large papulovesicular patches. He attended the clinic for a short time only. During the past three years he has received in various institutions many intravenous and intracutaneous injections, roentgen and ultraviolet irradiation and various local applications, but he has had no relief. His skin has been tested for hypersensitivity, and he has been given various internal medications and has followed various diets. Numerous examinations
Combes FC, Scheer M. NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE, SECTION OF DERMATOLOGY AND SYPHILIS. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1937;35(5):994–1003. doi:10.1001/archderm.1937.01470230232016