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June 1935


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Arch Derm Syphilol. 1935;31(6):872-873. doi:10.1001/archderm.1935.01460240097014

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To the Editor:—  In the March issue of the Archives of Dermatology and Syphilology (31:371, 1935), Montgomery recorded a case in which there occurred simultaneously lesions of lupus erythematosus and an eruption resembling lichen scrofulosorum; on the basis of this association, it was adduced that the former dermatosis is a tuberculid. Naturally, I am interested in such instances since they would tend to negate the conclusions which I drew from a study of the postmortem data in over 125 cases of the disease. Further necropsy studies (about 50 personally observed cases) have corroborated and strengthened my belief that there is no direct relationship between lupus erythematosus and tuberculosis.In reviewing my paper for the 1934 "Year Book of Dermatology," Wise and Sulzberger, although not openly professing a belief in the relationship of the two conditions, did what all the adherents of this theory must now do to support the

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