... That favus is most often seen among the poor and filthy we freely admit, but the assertion of its greatest prevalence among foreigners we are inclined to question.
This judgment is based upon the following cases which were seen at the Fitch Provident and University Dispensaries and there treated by my brother, Dr. Ernest Wende, and myself.... The following detailed list, giving name and birthplace of patient, is taken from the records in the possession of my brother, with some little commentary of my own:
Mrs. Clara Elliot, aged thirty-two years, born in Lancaster, N. Y., has had this disease ever since she was two years old.
Robert A. Elliot, aged nine years, born in Buffalo, N. Y., first affected at five years.
Albert Elliot, aged seven years, born in Buffalo, N. Y., first attacked at seven months.
Frank Elliot, aged five years, born in Buffalo, N. Y., first observed at eighteen months....
J Cutan Genito-Urin Dis.
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