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July 1922


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1922;6(1):6-9. doi:10.1001/archderm.1922.02360010009002

It was recently my good fortune to see and study a case of this rare anomaly of the scalp. In looking over the literature on the subject, I found that in all about thirty cases have been reported. The majority have been recorded in the German literature, three in the French, and one in the American. Unna1 and Jadassohn2 termed the condition cutis verticis gyrata; Audry3 and Lenormant4 prefer the name la pachydermie vorticellie du cuir chevelu. Wise and Levin5 reported the first American case in 1918.

REPORT OF AUTHOR'S CASE  My patient, E. B., aged 52 years, a lecturer, born in Central America, entered Cook County Hospital, Aug. 19, 1921, with a right-sided paralysis and aphasia, the result of cerebral hemorrhage on April 26, 1921. Up to that time he had been in fair health, but had had frequent attacks of vertigo, headache, and