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November 1956


AMA Arch Derm. 1956;74(5):568-573. doi:10.1001/archderm.1956.01550110112027

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Cutaneous Diseases of Animals

The November meeting of the Philadelphia Dermatological Society was held at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. Arrangements for this meeting were made by Dr. Joseph V. Klauder, who for many years has shown great interest in cutaneous diseases of animals.

Dr. Joseph V. Klauder: I think no knowledge of a disease in human beings is complete without its consideration in animals. Tuberculosis may be cited as an example of this comparison, and additional examples, more specifically dermatologic, are mycologic diseases of the skin, and the disease in which I am particularly interested—Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae infection. No study of the morphologic aspects of diseases of the skin is complete without consideration of the extraordinary configuration of the cutaneous lesions of this infection in swine. In a comparable manner, complete knowledge of other aspects of this infection, such as immunity, habitat, and virulence of the organism,

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