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August 20, 1898


JAMA. 1898;XXXI(8):417. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02450080043004

In July, 1896, Dr. Gilchrist1 described a case of skin disease, in which he found yeast fungi or blastomycetes. In March, 1898,2 he published an extensive report of an additional case, and in the same month Dr. H. G. Wells3 of Chicago, published a case from the surgical clinic and pathologic laboratory of Rush Medical College.

The Indiana Medical Journal for August, 1898, contains a report of a case by Robert Hessler of Indianapolis. This concerns a thoroughly healthy man who, in October, 1897, received a slight cut while being shaved. This was situated in the neck, just under the chin, and on a line with the right angle of the mouth. Healing took place, but was followed by the development of an oval-shaped papule as large as a half-grain of wheat. This nodule was freely movable, hard, and remained stationary until January 10, this year, when