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February 1941


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Toledo, Ohio.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1941;43(2):389. doi:10.1001/archderm.1941.01490200171021

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To the Editor:—  The clinical note by Dr. Kurt Jaenicke which appeared in the Archives (Chondrodermatitis Nodularis Chronica Helicis, Arch. Dermat. & Syph.43:158 [Jan.] 1941) described a small painful grayish red nodule on the anterior surface of the rim of the auricle, attached to the underlying cartilage. It occurred in a nun, and there was said to be "no history of trauma." Electrodesiccation was curative.In discussing the case of a young woman presented by Dr. Howard Fox before the New York Dermatological Society in 1928 (Chondrodermatitis Nodularis Chronica Helicis, Arch. Dermat. & Syph.19:1016-1017 [June] 1929), the late Dr. John Lane said that the nodule was on the anthelix and did not correspond to the condition described by Winkler and Foerster. He had observed similar lesions in nuns, apparently due to pressure from their head dress, and in another woman, due to a tight hat, which

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