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December 1931


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1931;24(6):999-1032. doi:10.1001/archderm.1931.01450011016004

My interest in the occurrence of lupus erythematosus in infancy and in childhood was aroused by the two cases reported in this article. On their presentation at dermatologic meetings, comment was made on the rarity of this disease in early life. The subject seemed worthy of study, but the references in the literature were disappointing in their meagerness. There were a few brief articles about single cases, but the first review of the subject that I found was a thesis by Duplanté1 in 1905. In 1907 there appeared an article by Galewsky,2 who had studied the literature carefully. It seemed desirable to carry on a search from that date, with examination of the articles written on the general subject of lupus erythematosus and especially the reports of society transactions. The latter method of attack proved fruitful, and I collected and analyzed these case reports, many of which unfortunately