[Skip to Navigation]
October 1927


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1927;16(4):513-515. doi:10.1001/archderm.1927.02380040134015

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.


Tuberculosis of the Tongue. Presented by Dr. Stibbins.  A small ulcer appeared on the under surface of the tongue near the frenum in May, 1926. The patient gave a history of pulmonary tuberculosis two years previously. The ulcer had enlarged to the size of a half dollar and was tender. An examination of the sputum for tubercle bacilli was positive. The patient was presented for therapeutic suggestions.

DISCUSSION  Dr. Miller: I have seen a number of these cases at the San Francisco Hospital. Whenever it is possible, excision is advisable. It is folly to do a biopsy as it seems to light up the process. Roentgen-ray and radium treatment are of no value, and excision should not be used in advanced cases. General hygienic treatment is of value.

A Case for Diagnosis. Presented by Dr. Meads.  A dentist, aged 50, had had recurring erythematous nodules on both lower limbs during

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview
Add or change institution