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August 1920

Society Transactions

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1920;2(2):249-266. doi:10.1001/archderm.1920.02350080117013

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Abstract

NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE, SECTION ON DERMATOLOGY AND SYPHILIS  Regular Meeting, May 4, 1920John E. Lane, M.D., Chairman

HEMIATROPHIA FACIALIS. Presented by Dr. Wise.  The patient was a little girl, aged 5, from Dr. Fordyce's clinic. The right side of her face was flattened. Two years previously she had been presented before the Section with a typical scleroderma, which was said to have followed the extraction of a right lower molar. She had been treated with pituitary and thyroid extract, and while the skin softened, the atrophy of the skin and superior maxillary bone on that side remained unaffected. There was no paralysis or sensory disturbance.

DISCUSSION  Dr. Levin told of a similar case presented by him at a previous meeting of the Section in which there was also atrophy of the bone. In this case the patches of scleroderma had disappeared under the administration of thyroid.

VON RECKLINGHAUSEN'S DISEASE. Presented by Dr. Trimble.  A child, about 12 years of age, presented an unusually early development of the disease. When the case was first

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