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February 1940

AMERICAN DERMATOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION, Inc.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1940;41(2):390-409. doi:10.1001/archderm.1940.01490080199016

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Abstract

Lingua Nigra. Presented by Dr. J. F. Burgess, Montreal, Canada.  F. M., a white woman aged 33, was first seen May 2, 1939, on account of a marked black "hairy tongue," first noticed by her in February. She was given daily doses of 100 mg. of nicotinic acid by mouth, beginning on May 12. There was gradual improvement, so that at the time of her presentation, after six weeks' therapy, little trace of the condition remains.

DISCUSSION  Dr. Arthur M. Greenwood, Boston: At the Huntington Clinic in Boston, many cases of carcinoma cf the tongue are observed, and black hairy tongues frequently follow irradiation in these cases. The papillae become hypertrophic and secondarily infected. It may be that the patients have a deficient diet, because of the difficulty in eating.

Syphilis with Negative Serologic Changes: Exfoliative Dermatitis. Presented by Dr. Donald S. Mitchell, Montreal, Canada (by invitation).  B. B., a

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