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April 7, 1894

THREE CASES OF CARCINOMA DEVELOPED ON LUPUS VULGARIS.Read before the Chicago Pathological Society Feb. 13, 1894.

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CHICAGO. CHIEF ATTENDING PHYSICIAN TO DEPARTMENT OF SKIN AND GENITOURINARY DISEASES UNITED HEBREW CHARITY DISPENSARY; ATTENDING PHYSICIAN TO CENTRAL FREE DISPENSARY.

JAMA. 1894;XXII(14):489-491. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02420930003002a

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Abstract

It is a well-known fact that when two or more ulcerating affections of the external skin of different etiologic relations, involve the same region, they often give rise to great difficulty in making a diagnosis.

Such cases, for instance, as the combination of syphilis and carcinoma reported by Lang and Doutrelepont; others again as lupus and carcinoma first reported by O. Weber in 1859, and following him came Esmark, Hebra, Lang and numerous others.

Having been afforded during my last year's stay in Vienna, of seeing at least three cases of carcinoma developed upon the site of lupus vulgaris of the face, I take the liberty of giving you a brief résumé of the scanty literature of the subject, and at the same time demonstrating a few histologie specimens relating to the subject. The one which I have at present under the microscope, having been used by Prof. Kaposi while

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