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March 2009

Roosevelt’s Pigmented Lesion: Probably Not a Melanoma—Reply

Arch Dermatol. 2009;145(3):339-340. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2008.614


In reply

We appreciate the sustained interest of Goldsmith in the pigmented lesion above the left eyebrow of FDR, he having been the very first physician, in 1979, to raise the possibility in a peer-reviewed medical journal of that lesion being melanoma.1 Our responses to his assertions follow:

1. Lomazow and I “strongly imply that Roosevelt (FDR) had a melanoma.”

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