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July 1925


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1925;12(1):126-135. doi:10.1001/archderm.1925.02370070139015

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A Case of Psoriasis. Presented by Dr. John G. Downing.  A boy, aged 3, had patches of psoriasis on both elbows and on one knee. The diagnosis was confirmed by other men. The interesting point was that a blood Wassermann test was negative; the blood nitrogen was normal, but there was hyperglycemia. The mother had been feeding the child an excessive amount of sugar. With no other treatment than a little olive oil externally, and reducing the carbohydrate intake, the psoriasis cleared up in three weeks. There was a history of psoriasis in the father. The case is also of interest on account of the extreme youth of the patient. Another blood sugar test will be made.

Tuberculosis Verrucosa Cutis. Presented by Dr. Walter T. Garfield.  A young man, a golf caddy master, had a peculiar lesion on the foot below the external malleolus, of two years' duration, which was

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