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June 1933


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Secretary Regular Meeting, Nov. 22, 1932; President

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1933;27(6):1044-1055. doi:10.1001/archderm.1933.01450041054025

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Dermatitis Artefacta. Presented by Dr. George M. MacKee.

P. de C., aged 70, a physician born in France, had been in the United States Public Health Service for twenty-six years. He had served with the French army during the World War. He stated that he had been burned on the back and sides of the neck with mustard gas, which left these areas whitish and slightly scarred. About six years prior to presentation he had a boil on the back of the neck, which was incised but which failed to heal, and an ulcer formed. The ulcer in turn was excised, but recurred larger than before. This sequence was repeated many times. The patient stated that over a period of six years, he had had twentytwo operations—many of them of the plastic type, each followed shortly afterward by recurrence. He said that, in addition, he had had roentgenotherapy treatment

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