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September 1937

MANHATTAN DERMATOLOGIC SOCIETY

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1937;36(3):627-634. doi:10.1001/archderm.1937.01480030154021

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Abstract

Eczema. Presented by Dr. Fred Wise.  S. W., a Jewish dentist aged 41, born in Russia, was seen at the Skin and Cancer Unit of the New York Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital on Sept. 4, 1936. He had a generalized eruption which began in January 1936 as a pea-sized area of involvement on the abdomen and inguinal region and which gradually spread to the rest of the body. In 1926 he had generalized dermatitis, which cleared up completely when treated with juniper tar. The family history is irrelevant.In September 1936 there was an erythematous scaling vesicular dermatitis occurring in patches and plaques on the face, chest, back, abdomen and extremities; the patches varied in size from that of a pea to that of a silver dollar, and almost the entire back was covered. The rectal temperature was 100 F., and the temperature remained elevated for two weeks,

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