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March 1933


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Secretary Regular Quarterly Meeting, Oct. 19, 1932; Presiding

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1933;27(3):519-527. doi:10.1001/archderm.1933.01450040525019

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Kaposi's Sarcoma. Presented by Dr. Vincent J. Ryan.

H. S., aged 65, a Jewish salesman, noticed small reddish nodules on the legs nine years before presentation. The onset was very sudden, and one crop of lesions was followed by another. There has been considerable pain with each new lesion. Multiple pigmented nodules, varying in size from that of a small pea to that of a walnut, are present. Some of them appear reddish; others are bluish black. Many of the lesions are of a gelatinous appearance. The right palm shows a lesion of three weeks' duration, which appears to be of vesicular origin. Laboratory tests gave negative results.

The patient has received massive roentgen treatment in the last few years. He has been under my care for the last year and a half, and some of the larger nodules were removed by operative procedure. At the present time he is

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