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July 1938


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1938;38(1):115-130. doi:10.1001/archderm.1938.01480130118017

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A Case for Diagnosis (Discoloration of the Cheeks and Neck). Presented by Dr. Leo Spiegel.  Miss I. R., a typist aged 32, came to the clinic of the Lenox Hill Hospital because she had noticed that the skin of her face and neck was getting darker. This discoloration had increased gradually and become much more noticeable in the past two months. The patient has psoriasis, for which she has used siroil for a number of years with indifferent results. She states that for the past two years she has used a cold cream obtained from a large department store. This preparation was sold in 1 pound (453 Gm.) tin cans. No other cosmetic except rouge, used over the same period, had been applied to the face. The cold cream was applied only to remove the rouge. No history of ingestion of drugs could be obtained.The skin of the

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