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History.—Lupus vulgaris is no new disease, but on account of its frequent occurrence and, until the past few years, its almost incurability, I beg to call the attention of the faculty to a few cases which have come under my observation. Before referring to the history of these cases or submitting to your examination two or three patients who have kindly consented to appear before you, I would, in a few words, recall to your minds some notable features of this disease:
There is no doubt that the disease was generally recognized at least 500 years since, and designated "lupus." That in many cases it may have been confunded founded with carcinoma, by ancient writers, is highly probable. Willan was the first to apply the term lupus exclusively to certain forms of ulceration about the face. Bateman made no actual distinction between tween the effects and course of carcinoma and
WARE L. LUPUS VULGARIS. Read before the Chicago Society of Ophthalmology and Otology, on December 14, 1886,. JAMA. 1887;VIII(7):181–184. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391320013001b
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