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April 11, 1885


JAMA. 1885;IV(15):413. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390900021013

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Editor Journal of the American Medical Association.

Dear Sir:  —I desire to call the attention of the profession to a symptom or condition which I have noticed very prominently in two cases of trichinosis, and which was present in two other cases, though not so prominent as in the first two, or so evident that I would have observed it had I not looked for it.This condition was a yellowish color in one case, and a brownish yellow color in the other three, extending over the hands and wrists and up the forearms over both flexor and extensor surfaces. The skin elsewhere was clear, and the conjunctiva showed no signs of jaundice. My attention was first called to it by one of the patients on whom it was present; afterward, upon examination, it was found on all four, occurring, as near as could be ascertained, about the seventh day

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