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April 1931


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1931;23(4):780-799. doi:10.1001/archderm.1931.03880220186013

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Tuberculid; Chrome Ulceration (?). Presented by Dr. E. Lawrence Oliver, Boston.  A white man, aged 38, a baker, presented on the extensor surfaces scaly and crusted lesions varying in size from that of a pea to that of a bean. This eruption had been present two and one-half years. There were three or four ulcerated lesions with a punched-out appearance on the extensor surfaces of the arms and legs. The Wassermann and Hinton reactions were negative. Local treatment and light therapy gave no relief.

DISCUSSION  Dr. C. Morton Smith, Boston: This case represents one of the questions that are constantly arising concerning dermatitis and its relationship to the Workingman's Compensation Act. At one time this patient passed as having a case of chrome poisoning. In the number of cases that are now seen in which compensation is sought, one of the puzzling problems is that of a definite industrial dermatitis complicated

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