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June 1940


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1940;41(6):1174-1180. doi:10.1001/archderm.1940.01490120176021

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Multiple Epitheliomas; Ulceration Following the Use of a "Cancer Paste." Presented by Dr. C. G. LaRocco.  J. E. H., a healthy, vigorous man aged 77, has an ulcer on his back of about eighteen years' duration. His past history has no bearing on the present condition. He believes that his maternal grandmother died of cancer of the nose. Twenty years ago he had a carbuncle in the right scapular area. This was treated surgically, healed and left a circular scar with a radiating keloid. Because of his work as a planer in a wood mill he has had sores on his back frequently from splinters of wood. He has treated these himself. About eighteen years ago a sore developed in the midline of the interscapular region which has persisted.Early in August 1939 a black "cancer paste" was applied to this area by a "cancer specialist," after which the area

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