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February 1938


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1938;37(2):322-340. doi:10.1001/archderm.1938.01480080155019

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Gamasoidosis. Presented by Dr. H. N. Cole and Dr. J. R. Driver.  Mrs. R. L., a woman aged 63, consulted us two weeks ago. She stated that for nine years she had endured recurrent pruritus on the neck, the wrists and the forearms. She noticed that when she left her residence in the city to live in the country during the summer the eruption and pruritus disappeared; when she returned to the city, however, there was a recurrence. She had consulted many physicians and had had various types of treatment, none of which had given her any permanent relief. She has had a canary in her house in the city for something over nine years, and inquiry revealed that she had often noticed small reddish spots on the white cloth she used to cover the cage at night.The eruption located on the neck, the forearms and the

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