About a year ago the idea was conceived that some valuable information might be stored in the clinical histories of cases of dermatophytosis of the dermatologic department of the dispensary of the Boston City Hospital. While some persons may maintain that no study of dermatophytosis should be made on records of cases unaccompanied by microscopic and cultural examination, my opinion is that if one is to have an ample record of this clinical entity in years past one must have numbers of cases, and if one is to have numbers one will not find records of cases with microscopic and cultural examinations. However, one can find numerous records of cases in which the patient was examined and the condition was diagnosed by a dermatologist of many years' experience, whose ability is unquestioned. True, there are summaries of cases observed in private and clinical practice which are accompanied
WILLIAMS JW. INCIDENCE OF DERMATOPHYTOSIS AT THE BOSTON CITY HOSPITAL. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1936;33(2):335–347. doi:10.1001/archderm.1936.01470080131010
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