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Lupus Vulgaris (Five Cases). Presented by Dr. Freeman.
Dr. Freeman: I do not think there is any question about the diagnosis in these cases; the question is one of treatment.Dr. Sweitzer: In the case of the elderly woman, the patient is probably a little bit sensitive about the scar, but I do not believe one can treat the patient without causing scars. Personally, I would prefer in that type of case to take acid nitrate of mercury and go over a small area at a time. It looks to me as though she had an enlarged gland on one side. I would treat that with the roentgen ray. In cases of infection of the mucous membrane acid nitrate gives good results. If it is possible to give treatments with the arc light as in some of the institutions in Europe, I imagine that would help.
Papulonecrotic Tuberculid and
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