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March 5, 1892

A CASE OF MALIGNANT PUSTULE.Reported to the Bunscombe Co. Medical Society, Feb. 1, 1892.

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OF ASIIEVILLE, N. C.

JAMA. 1892;XVIII(10):286-287. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02411140008001c
Abstract

That comparatively rare affections come to our notice when least expected we all have learned from experience, and it is certainly one of the last of improbable cases that I should have imagined to present itself to me, the more so, as I am not engaged in general practice.

Nevertheless, on Dec. 8th, a patient who has been under my care more or less for the last three years, on account of his pulmonary affection, called upon me with the following statement: on noon of the day before, he noticed a spot on the inner aspect of the first phalanx of the fore-finger of his left hand, looking like a flea bite, which attracted his attention on account of severe itching; by evening a vesicle had formed surrounded by a red areola, and a burning, stinging sensation was also present; the finger and surrounding parts had become slightly swollen.

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