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November 1937


Author Affiliations

Clinical Professor of Dermatology and Syphilology, Stanford University Medical School SAN FRANCISCO

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1937;36(5):1018-1021. doi:10.1001/archderm.1937.01480050084011

I have reported two cases of rhinoscleroma in California previously,1 and Bingham and Cutler2 described a third. So far as I know, these are the only cases to have been reported in this state, although there may be many more undiscovered cases in this part of the country, for lesions are seen occasionally in the mouth only. It is possible that among the Mexican and Central American population there may be many "carriers." The subject of the present report lives in a district of the San Joaquin valley where there are many laborers from Mexico and Central America, but she stated that she had never seen any one with lesions like hers or like those in my collection of photographs. She was presented at a meeting of the San Francisco Dermatological Association in April 1936.

REPORT OF CASE  Mrs. B., an American housewife aged 29, was