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One of the purposes of this paper is to illustrate the need of delaying the report of a case until sufficient time has elapsed to have a fair and complete report.
The following memoranda of a case of lupus vulgaris, treated by Koch's lymph, May and June, 1891, with a postscript, April, 1892, are reported from notes made a year ago, as a contribution to the use of tuberculin, without comments or commendation, believing the facts to be of sufficient interest to warrant publication. Had it been reported a year ago a much more sanguine color might have been given. The inquiry suggests itself, how many of the published cures made a year ago would hold out now.
It should be stated that a case in the University Hospital, diagnosed as lupus, though not typical, had been treated for a short time with the lymph, but with unsatisfactory results, and
BREAKEY WF. A CASE OF LUPUS.Read in the Section of Dermatology and Syphilography, at the Forty-third annual meeting of the American Medical Association, held at Detroit, Mich.. June 7, 1892. JAMA. 1893;XX(18):502–503. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420450010001c
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