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Case Reports
January 1938

PROGRESSIVE GENERALIZED (DIFFUSE) SCLERODERMA WITH SCLERODACTYLIA AND CALCINOSIS

Author Affiliations

DURHAM, N. C.
From the department of pediatrics, Duke University School of Medicine and the Duke Hospital.

Am J Dis Child. 1938;55(1):135-148. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1938.01980070144013
Abstract

On July 1, 1936, a letter concerning a child with an unusual cutaneous disease was received at the hospital. An excerpt from the letter is as follows:

"I am a roving reporter for a newspaper, with headquarters in Washington. I travel continuously over the country, and naturally I run into some odd things. The subject of this letter is something I happened onto in a city in North Carolina last February.

"The newspaper boys in this city told me I might find a feature story in a little boy there, who had a strange disease which the local doctors had not been able to diagnose. So I went out to see the child.

"The parents are extremely poor. They live in a disheveled suburb across the railroad tracks called 'Lingo City.' When I arrived the mother was out in the yard chopping wood and chewing tobacco. She is a young

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