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In the preface Pautrier emphasizes the value of considering dermatology from the viewpoint of histophysiology, physiology, biology and general pathology.
Most illustrative of the value of the broader concept is Besnier-Boeck-Schaumann disease, a new reticuloendotheliosis. This disease can successively, simultaneously or separately invade all parts of the organism extending far beyond the limits of dermatology and including all branches of medicine.
The subject matter is divided into three parts. In the first part of Besnier-Boeck-Schaumann disease is discussed, including discussion of lupus pernio of Besnier and Tenneson, the sarcoids or miliary lupoids of Boeck and the benign lymphogranulomatosis of Schaumann. At first the disease was described as simple dermatologic lesions by Besnier, and this description was later amplified by Boeck. It was Jorgen Schaumann who synthesized these lesions with multiple lesions of the lymphatic system and termed the disease "benign lymphogranuloma." Later he considered the disease to have a special
La maladie de Besnier-Boeck-Schaumann. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1940;42(6):1173–1174. doi:10.1001/archderm.1940.01490180182017
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