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Article
July 1977

Hutchinson's Archives of Surgery Revisited

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, Ottawa Civic Hospital and the University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Arch Dermatol. 1977;113(7):961-964. doi:10.1001/archderm.1977.01640070095016
Abstract

• I present a brief review of Hutchinson's Archives of Surgery. I have listed most of his well-known and not-so-well-known early clinical descriptions. To this list can be added descriptions of Peutz-Jegher syndrome, lipomelanic reticulosis, telangiectatic lupus erythematosus, temporal arteritis, and recurrent herpes simplex on the thigh and buttocks.

The characteristics of Hutchinson's writing are the use of catchy, descriptive terms, his use of patients' names for diseases, his belief in the effectiveness of illustrations, superb clinical observation but faulty conclusions, and a lack of humor. Seventy-two years after his death, there is still much that can be learned about clinical disease from Hutchinson.

(Arch Dermatol 113:961-964, 1977)

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