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September 1931


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Secretary Dec. 15, 1930; Presiding

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1931;24(3):463-472. doi:10.1001/archderm.1931.01450010472015

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Epithelioma in a SyphiliticTongue. Presented by Dr.LouisChargin.

The patient was a married man aged 65. His wife had been pregnant but once, and it resulted in a miscarriage. The patient said that he had had a chancre about thirty-five years previously and that he had received treatment over a very short period of time. About four years before presentation he had an eruption on the body for which he took about 700 tablets of "orthodox pills." The eruption disappeared while he was taking the pills. Several months before his presentation a sore developed on the left margin of the tongue opposite the molar teeth. This lesion gradually increased in size.

On presentation he showed a round lesion, the size of a nickel, on the margin of the tongue. It was raised and round, with an uneven central portion, and the border was raised and hard to the

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