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March 8, 1924


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Bluefield, W. Va.

JAMA. 1924;82(10):788-789. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.26520360001010a

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O. S., a boy, aged 15, whom I saw, May 28, 1923, had acne of the face, back and neck. He had had measles, diphtheria, grip and tonsillitis. The tonsils and adenoids were removed in December, 1920. Several uncles and aunts on both the paternal and the maternal side had had asthma and hay-fever; but the parents had been entirely free from any manifestation of allergy. The boy nursed the breast until 4 months of age, and did well until the mother was forced to put him on cow's milk, owing to not having sufficient milk for him. In a short time both sides of his face became irritated and covered with many small pimples, some containing pus. The mother was positive that this condition remained for more than a year, but did not know the exact age at which it cleared up. Frequently, during childhood, a few pimples returned.

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