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October 1982


Author Affiliations

Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology, Emory University School of Medicine; Assistant in Dermatology, Emory University School of Medicine ATLANTA, GA.

Arch Dermatol. 1982;118(10):774-780. doi:10.1001/archderm.1982.01650220078009

A search of the literature fails to reveal any report of a cutaneous condition which has the characteristics of that reported here.

In March 1936 two white brothers, N. H. B. and S. G. B., came under our care because of recurring lesions of the neck. Their ages were 38 and 35 years, respectively. The older brother was married and the father of a normal child, aged 6. The younger brother was single. The older brother was a salesman and the younger brother a banker. They did not live in the same house.

These men were accustomed to better than average economic conditions. Hence their diet and living conditions always had been good. They could afford excellent medical and dental care.

Prior to March 1936 both men consulted internists and dermatologists of distant cities as well as at home. Various physical and laboratory examinations failed to reveal any information pertinent

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