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June 1940


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1940;41(6):1151-1173. doi:10.1001/archderm.1940.01490120153020

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A Case for Diagnosis (Histiocytoma?). Presented by Dr. S. W. Becker and Dr. M. E. Obermayer.  E. T., a Mexican woman aged 40, was first seen in the Medical Clinic of the University of Chicago, complaining of swelling of the ankles, face and hands and shortness of breath of two years' duration. The symptoms were worse in summer. The history is inadequate because of her difficulty in understanding English. The patient had many miscarriages, and in 1922, after a positive Wassermann reaction was obtained, she was given some intravenous and intragluteal therapy. Further details about her illness could not be determined, aside from the fact that she had taken some pills for her heart.The significant findings on physical examination were a slightly enlarged heart with a systolic murmur, palpable liver and edema of the hands and feet.The Wassermann reaction was weakly positive and the Kahn reaction, negative. Examination

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