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March 1935


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1935;31(3):403-414. doi:10.1001/archderm.1935.01460210114013

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Presentation of Cases by Paul A. O'Leary, M.D., Hamilton Montgomery, M.D., and Louis A. Brunsting, M.D., Rochester.  (In the cases in which histopathologic studies were made Dr. Montgomery presented lantern slides of the sections.)

Case 1. Pemphigus Vulgaris.  This Jewish physician, aged 46, noticed vesicles in the umbilicus in August 1933. A short time later a bulla appeared on the chest, and since that time there has been a gradual spread of the vesicles and bullae over the chest, back, buttocks, face and mucous membrane of the mouth and nose. Treatment prior to his admission to the clinic included extensive attempts to obtain desensitization with the use of fungus extracts, intravenous injections of germanin and the administration of various glandular extracts. A patch test with iodides made elsewhere was negative.On admission the patient presented numerous vesicles and bullae, ranging in size from that of a pinhead to that of

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