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August 1930

ICHTHYOSIS HYSTRIX IN A CHINESE: REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE

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PHILADELPHIA

From the McManes Laboratory of Pathology of the University of Pennsylvania.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1930;22(2):307-317. doi:10.1001/archderm.1930.01440140109012
Abstract

Nearly ten years ago, a party of young people who were sightseeing in the Orient and passing through a Chinese town stopped before a young man seated in the doorway of his home, astonished at the peculiar skin disease from which he was suffering. Unable to communicate with him because they could not speak Chinese and he could not speak English, they attempted to take a photograph of him, but met with strong opposition until some money was paid, when the picture used to illustrate this communication was secured. On their return home, their negatives were developed and printed and each member of the party was furnished with a copy of this picture. A year or so later, it was brought to me by a student in the medical class of the University of Pennsylvania, who supposed the man to be suffering from leprosy. I at once saw that there

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