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November 1931

NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE, SECTION OF DERMATOLOGY AND SYPHILIS

Author Affiliations

Secretary Regular Meeting, April 7, 1931; Chairman

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1931;24(5):889-900. doi:10.1001/archderm.1931.01450010901017

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Abstract

A Case for Diagnosis (ErythemaMultiforme?). Presented by Dr.HermanGoodman.

A woman visited the clinic of the New York Skin and Cancer Hospital on March 7, 1931, complaining of an eruption, reddish, rather symmetrical in its distribution and having a tendency to assume ring shape. The eruption was confined to the arms, neck and face. On the lower left eyelid was a rather flattened, yellowish-brown plaque, which had been previously treated. On the conjunctiva of the left eye, beneath the lower eyelid, the patient presented a small tumor.

The trouble had started two and a half years prior to presentation, with a swelling in the right leg, diagnosed as phlebitis, for which the patient had remained in bed for seven weeks. About two months later, she noticed a purplish flush of the neck and face, which shifted from place to place (not nodular at that time). There was no

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