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March 9, 1912


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JAMA. 1912;LVIII(10):690-691. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04260030090006

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History.  —The patient, a colored woman, aged 60, born in Hawkins County, Tenn., twice married, is the mother of six children, of whom two are living. There is no history of any former illness. The woman has never been farther south than Chattanooga, for a brief visit, nor farther north than Chicago, where she remained two weeks during the World's Fair in 1893. She was a free woman, well bred, and from her thirteenth to her thirtieth year she was servant in a family in Knoxville, where most of her life has been spent. Three years ago she removed to Indianapolis, and has not left the city since that time. The history of her affliction dates back indefinitely five years, when a brownish-red papular lesion appeared over her brow. One year ago her arms, trunk and legs were also affected with dark blotches, with slightly elevated margins simulating those of

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