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Sarcoid. Presented by Dr. L. Spiegel for Dr. Howard Fox.
A. K., a German, aged 44, carpenter by occupation, and twenty-four years in this country, stated that he contracted syphilis in 1907 and received treatment at the Lenox Hill Hospital Dispensary from 1911 on, and was continuously under treatment until 1920. Provocative blood tests were negative during 1916. His blood Wassermann tests were negative sixteen times between 1917 and 1920, and his spinal fluid was negative Nov. 6, 1926. He again came under observation on Sept. 9, 1927, when he was referred for a probable "sebaceous cyst" of the back. This condition had been present for the past nine or ten months.He presented over the lumbar region, extending onto both sides of the median line, visibly raised, infiltrated papules, nodules and irregular plaques, varying in size from a dime to a silver dollar and larger. These lesions were red