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May 1932


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Secretary Regular Meeting, Nov. 19, 1931; President

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1932;25(5):963-967. doi:10.1001/archderm.1932.01450020993022

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Lymphoblastoma (AleukemiLeukemia). Presented by Dr. S. Feldman.

A. T., a white man, aged 57, with an irrelevant personal history, about six weeks before presentation, noticed small reddish masses on his chest and back. Four weeks later a sore throat, with difficulty in swallowing, developed and he became gradually weaker. On examination there were bluish nodules, ranging in size from that of a penny to that of a half dollar, that were movable with the skin.

Examination of the blood showed: white blood cells, 2,400; red blood cells, 1,800,000; hemoglobin, 30 per cent; polymorphonuclears, 24 per cent, and lymphocytes, 76 per cent. There were several abnormal forms, including lymphoblasts.

The biopsy revealed round cell infiltration of the middle and lower layers of the corium and subcutis. The cells were uniform in size and shape and were packed closely with very few fibers between. The cells approached closely the type

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