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October 1982


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Arch Dermatol. 1982;118(10):710-720. doi:10.1001/archderm.1982.01650220014003

THE skin affection here described is, so far as I am aware, not generally recognized. I have seen two cases in Norway; one in a female many years ago of whose case I have no notes, and the example which forms the subject of this paper. A typical case in a male was presented at the Dermatological Congress in London (1896), but I do not know by whom. A majority of the experienced observers present failed to recognize the condition, so that I am not far wrong in saying that the disease is a rare one.

The only clinical description known to me which bears any resemblance to my case, is given in a recent paper by Jonathan Hutchinson in his "Archives of Surgery," October, 1898. I dare not say that the skin affection there described as "Mortimer's Malady" is identical with my case, since the latter shows some very

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