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December 24, 1910


JAMA. 1910;55(26):2213-2214. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.04330260021008

Since the publication of my recent article on sporotrichosis,1 I have received communications from several physicians regarding similar cases which they have encountered in their work. Although cultures were made in only a few instances, the clinical manifestations in the majority of the cases were such that there can be little doubt regarding the nature of the causative agent. Four other American cases have been reported since my article was written, one by Stelwagon,2 one by Pusey,3 and one by Hyde and Davis4 (who refer to a third Chicago case under the care of Dr. Zuraski).

Pusey has suggested that the affection probably occurs much more frequently than statistics would indicate, and my experience certainly tends to prove the correctness of this supposition. The lesions often resemble those of tertiary lues, and as they heal promptly under antisyphilitic treatment it is very probable that many cases

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