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August 24, 1940

"SARCOIDOSIS"

JAMA. 1940;115(8):632-633. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810340060027

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Abstract

To the Editor:—  The editorial on "Sarcoidosis" which appeared in the July 27 issue of The Journal interested us very much. The opening statement of the editorial reads: "Medical literature, particularly during the past four years, reveals a renewed interest in this disease of many eponyms."It is interesting to note that in a comprehensive article on Boeck's sarcoid which we published in the Archives of Internal Medicine (44:721 [Nov.] 1929) we stated in our comment: "It is reasonable to assume from our study that neither the existence nor the significance of the syndrome is as yet appreciated by internists. But, from the perusal of the literature and from the observation of patients with this condition at clinics and at dermatologic clinical conferences, it is evident that the malady is not uncommon."Our patient, a white man aged 52, had sarcoid lesions in the ears, on the eyelids, on

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