The opinion is held by some that prurigo, as met with in Vienna, does not exist in this country. It is true that cases from time to time have been reported by Zeisler and others, who are familiar with the disease as it exists in Austria, and while there has been a quassi acceptance of these reports, yet they are looked on by many as unique. In England, previous to the International Dermatological Congress, which met in London in 1896, the prurigo of Hebra was unknown. At this congress cases were collected which it was thought corresponded in many ways to those observed in Vienna. These cases were examined by Kaposi and others, who confirmed the diagnosis of prurigo (Hebra), which established the fact that the disease was encountered in England, and to some of the American dermatologists present demonstrated that the prurigo as observed
CORLETT WT. PRURIGO (HEBRA) AS OBSERVED IN THE UNITED STATES. JAMA. 1904;XLIII(5):296–297. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.92500050001a
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