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February 1932


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Secretary Oct. 13, 1931; President, in the Chair

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1932;25(2):396-398. doi:10.1001/archderm.1932.01450020408019

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Blastomycosis. Presented by Dr. C. D. Freeman.

The patient first came under my observation in 1927, at which time the entire left cheek, the left side of the nose and the region about both eyes were involved ; the disease had started in 1925. The crust-covered papillomatous lesions exuded a seropurulent fluid. Blastomyces were found. Under roentgen treatment and the administration of iodides and neoarsphenamine all the lesions healed entirely, except those in the region about the eyes, which were rapidly improving. A biopsy was performed.


Dr. C. D. Freeman, St. Paul: Is neoarsphenamine of value in blastomycosis? Has any one treated patients with blastomycosis with neoarsphenamine alone to ascertain its real value?

Dr. L. A. Brunsting, Rochester : The involvement of the sclerae is certainly a rare manifestation of blastomycosis. The nodules grouped at the inner canthus of the right eye might be treated with carbon dioxide snow. When all

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