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February 1931


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1931;23(2):368-381. doi:10.1001/archderm.1931.03880200158015

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Hyperpigmentation. Presented by Dr. Oliver S. Ormsby.  This patient was presented before this Society at the January, 1930, meeting, at which time there was marked hyperpigmentation of the forehead, temples, sides of the face, neck and forearms. The question raised then was whether or not the pigmentation was induced by the materials with which the patient came in contact in his work or by other unknown causes. His work required contact with two powders, one containing iron and nickel, the other chromium, sodium silicate and talc.The condition was entirely cleared up with a series of injections of sodium thiosulphate together with a keratolytic ointment. The result was as good as it was unexpected.

DISCUSSION  Dr. Udo J. Wile: The case that we presented at the February meeting was an exact counterpart of this; although the same metal was not involved, Dr. Ormsby's patient working with nickel and our's with

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