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To the Editor:—
In an article by Dr. Callaway (Presidential Address given for the American Dermatological Association) appearing in this journal (December, 1959) I was surprised to read that Price (Brit. J. Dermat. 67:105, 1955) developed the concept that angiokeratoma corporis diffusum has associated abnormalities in other organs and in other systems. However, an association of angiokeratoma corporis diffusum with internal abnormalities was first described by Ruiter and Pompen (Arch. Dermat. u. Syph. 179:165, 1939). In this article the abnormalities found were grouped together under the name of cardiovasorenal symptom complex.Lately, there has been a growing tendency in medicine to cite almost exclusively from articles written in the same language as that employed by the authors in question. This does not apply, however, to the mis-statement quoted above. Articles from the present writer on the same subject also appeared in the Anglo-Saxon literature, e.g., in the Brit. J. Dermat.
Ruiter M. DR. CALLAWAY'S ADDRESS BEFORE THE A.D.A.. AMA Arch Derm. 1960;82(1):107. doi:10.1001/archderm.1960.01580010113024