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April 1938


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1938;37(4):692-719. doi:10.1001/archderm.1938.01480100145013

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Argyria from Local Application of Mild Protein Silver. Presented by Dr. Oliver S. Ormsby.  A. S., a woman aged 39, noted a slight discoloration in the nasolabial folds of the face nine months ago. She states that the discoloration varied from time to time but never disappeared. A silver salt was applied in the nose for three years. This was discontinued two months ago. In addition to this, a dye containing silver has been used on the hair for the past twelve years.Examination shows a slate blue discoloration of the skin of the entire face, more evident about the nasolabial folds. Because of the complexion of the patient it is difficult to be certain whether other exposed areas are becoming involved.

Solid Edema of the Face. Presented by Dr. Oliver S. Ormsby.  M. B., a man aged 39, presents a cutaneous disease which began approximately eleven months ago. There

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