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October 1929


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1929;20(4):578-585. doi:10.1001/archderm.1929.01440040150016

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A Case for Diagnosis. Presented by Dr. Baskin.  W. W., a tire maker, aged 40, had received two courses of neoarsphenamine, intravenous mercury and bismuth, between June and December, 1928, on account of a syphilitic infection of twenty years' duration, with "gallbladder trouble." In December, 1928, a pruritic macular eruption gradually developed. After a vacation of six weeks, two injections of neoarsphenamine and one of bismuth were given, and the eruption extended. It was scaling and confluent in many areas, with lichenification and some infiltration, especially on the trunk.

DISCUSSION  Dr. Fisher: I favor a diagnosis of arsenical dermatitis, but would suggest that a blood count be made to rule out a possible leukemia.

Condylomata Acuminata. Presented by Dr. Rauschkolb for Dr. Cole.  W. L., a negress, aged 17, presented a large, foul-smelling, pedunculated condylomatous mass, the size of an orange, on the vulva, of one year's duration. The Wassermann

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