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To the Editor:—
Dr. J. C. Bloodgood, in his article on "Surgical Treatment of Cutaneous Malignant Growths" (The Journal, Nov. 5, 1910, p. 1615), asserts that he was "the first, or at least one of the first, to call attention to the importance of removal of certain forms of benign growths, pigmented moles, some seven years ago." I wish to call attention to the fact that Dr. S. H. Weeks, of Portland, Maine, professor in surgery in Bowdoin College, taught the importance of removal of moles, warts, etc., as soon as seen by the surgeon, as long ago as 1895 and 1896; thus he had priority of Dr. Bloodgood by seven or eight years.
Bemis OI. Removal of Moles, Warts and Other Benign Growths. JAMA. 1910;55(22):1910. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.04330220054025
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