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April 28, 1923


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JAMA. 1923;80(17):1204-1207. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02640440018005

A married woman, aged 37, a brunette, consulted me, Dec. 27, 1922, on account of a falling out of the eyelashes from the left upper lid. This process had not been accompanied by any inflammatory condition of the lid itself or by any loss of hair elsewhere on the body; its duration had been rather rapid, all the lashes disappearing in about four months, with the exception of those growing from the nasal quadrant, which remained several weeks longer than the rest. The patient's physician, Dr. Morris Flexner of Louisville, Ky., attributed the condition to a general asthenia following a miscarriage, three or four months preceding the loss of lashes. An examination of the blood made at the time showed hemoglobin, 85 per cent.; red blood cells, 4,040,000; leukocytes, 11,200; polymorphonuclear neutrophils, 87 per cent.; eosinophils, 3 per cent., and lymphocytes, 10 per cent. Urine examination and the Wassermann test

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