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December 12, 1908

A FURTHER CONTRIBUTION TO THE HISTOPATHOLOGY OF PARAFFIN PROSTHESIS.

JAMA. 1908;LI(24):2028-2031. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.25410240016001d
Abstract

In September, 1906, I presented to the ninth congress of the Deutsche Dermatologische Gesellschaft a report of the histopathologic changes which paraffin underwent in two cases in which prosthesis had been performed by two self-styled dermatologists or "beauty doctors" for cosmetic results. I report herewith some further clinical and pathologic observations in one of my earliest prosthetic cases:

CASE REPORT. 

History.  —Miss H. S., aged 11, presented herself in May, 1904 for cosmetic correction of a number of facial cicatrices resulting from chickenpox, incurred when she was 8 years of age. From May 16 to June 17, 1904, twenty cicatrices of varying size and depth, situated over various portions of the face, were carefully obliterated with hypodermically-placed paraffin (melting point 52 C.), under cocain anesthesia. The paraffin was injected in a fluid condition by means of a powerful metallic syringe, which, together with its contents, was immersed in hot water

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