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To the Editor:—
It was with pleasurable anticipation that I accepted an invitation to view the screening of the film "Cancer of the Skin" put out under the well known name of Dr. Bloodgood. About one hundred and fifty medical men, dermatologists, surgeons and pathologists, as well as professors of physics and other physicists, attended the screening.Alas for my anticipations! Almost from the beginning it was obvious that the hand which guided the production of the film was not that of one who knew cancers of the skin or the best ways of treating them.The presentation of the second patient, screened as an example of syphilitic chancre, was preceded by information something to this effect: "Note the multiplicity of lesions common in syphilis [presumably chancres] but rare in cancer of the skin." Then, to my amazement, there was displayed as pretty a picture as I have ever seen
Molesworth EH. CANCER IN THE MOVIES: A NEW MOVIE MENACE. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1935;31(2):231–233. doi:10.1001/archderm.1935.01460200075013
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