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February 1935

NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE, SECTION OF DERMATOLOGY AND SYPHILOLOGY

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1935;31(2):271-286. doi:10.1001/archderm.1935.01460200115018

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Abstract

Verruca Vulgaris and Verruca Plana. Presented by Dr. John H. Harris.  M. T., a youth, aged 18, has had an eruption for the past two years, which has been treated with bismuth salicylate and sulpharsphenamine without improvement. He is presented from the Broad Street Hospital.He has hundreds of various-sized common warts on the feet, legs, hands and face. There are many scattered common warts on the trunk and hundreds of flat warts on the face.

DISCUSSION  Dr. George C. Andrews: I think that this is an excellent case for psychotherapy.Dr. David L. Satenstein: I have never treated a patient with so many lesions. I recall the case of a woman who had between fifty and sixty lesions on her face. I used actual cautery, not red-hot but just hot enough to turn wood brown; I seared the lesions. This method leaves practically no marks. If desiccation is used,

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