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October 1935


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Arch Derm Syphilol. 1935;32(4):616-621. doi:10.1001/archderm.1935.01470040073013

In the summer of 1933 a patient presented himself at the dispensary for diseases of the skin of the Chestnut Hill Hospital with a strikingly bizarre dermatitis of the usually clothed portions of the body. He gave as his version of the etiology contact of his naked body with grass which had been sprayed by a weed killer. So unusual was the appearance of his eruption that I had him photographed the next day. Unfortunately the four exposures were made on an especially delicate emulsion which was spoiled by too warm a developing fluid, so a visual record of the case at that time was destroyed. Several physicians, however, observed him and noted the exact appearance.

The circumstances attending the production of the dermatitis seemed at first to bear out the patient's opinion as to the cause of his trouble. On a very hot day in late July, together with