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March 1995

A Case of Soft Chancre of the Eyelid

Arch Dermatol. 1995;131(3):371. doi:10.1001/archderm.1995.01690150137038

Dr. Ole B. Bull, of Christiania, referring to a case of hard chancre of the eyelid, reported by Dr. Holth (Norsk Magazin for Lægevidenskaben, p. 383, 1894), where he thought transmission to have taken place from kissing, records a case of soft chancre of the right upper eyelid in a patient with a soft chancre of the penis, from which it was transferred to the eyelid by rubbing his eye with his finger on account of a foreign body. As this localization is much rarer in Scandinavia than in France, it proves that kissing is more in vogue in the south than in the north.