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June 1937


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President Oct. 22, 1936; Secretary

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1937;35(6):1167-1178. doi:10.1001/archderm.1937.01470240159021

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Lichenoid Amyloidosis of the Skin. Presented by Dr. G. D. Astrachan and Dr. Van Alstyne H. Cornell.

P. C., a man aged 39, born in Cuba, presented himself at the outpatient department of the Metropolitan Hospital (service of Dr. F. Dearborn) in August 1936 because of an eruption of thirty years' duration. It first appeared on the lower aspect of the legs and gradually spread upward, involving the leg up to about 3 inches (7.5 cm.) below the knee. About two and one-half years ago lesions appeared on the lower part of the back, and nine months ago a few lesions were noticed on the left arm. The patient is apparently in good health except for occasional spells of dizziness. He states that as far as he knows he does not have a venereal disease or tuberculosis. He claims that his mother and two sisters, who live in Cuba,

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