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February 1921

XVIII.—(A) VON RECKLINGHAUSEN'S DISEASE IN THE NEGRO; (B) CURVATURE OF THE SPINE IN VON RECKLINGHAUSEN'S DISEASE

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1921;3(2):144-151. doi:10.1001/archderm.1921.02350140036007
Abstract

A. VON RECKLINGHAUSEN'S DISEASE IN THE NEGRO  Von Recklinghausen's disease, fibroma molluscum, in the negro race is undoubtedly extremely rare. I have been unable to find any case reports in the literature and can find no reference to this condition in the negroes in the many textbooks consulted. Howard Fox (personal letter, 1917) states that he has no reference to this condition, and H. H. Hazen (personal letter, 1917) states that he has never seen such a case, although one occurred in his service during his absence, in the person of a young negro woman. Both of these observers have an extremely large negro service. I have gone over the recent literature concerning skin diseases in the army and can find no reference there to this condition in the negro. Hutchins1 observed three patients with von Recklinghausen's disease who were admitted to his service in the base hospital at

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