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June 1941


Author Affiliations

Long Island City, N. Y.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1941;43(6):1010. doi:10.1001/archderm.1941.01490240090015

This report is prompted by the rapid healing of a group of indolent ulcers after the application of bacterial antigen ointment.1

Mrs. A., 62 years old, the wife of a minister, well nourished and living under good hygienic conditions, during the past three years has had several attacks of closely grouped small areas of inflammation followed by indolent ulceration and finally by healing with scar formation.

In June 1940 a number of small inflamed lesions developed among some scars on the anterior surface of the upper third of her left leg. She was ordered to bed by her attending physician, and various ointments and wet dressings were applied, but the lesions broke down, becoming indolent ulcers, and healing was not obtained.

On November 26 I was requested to attend her. On examination she presented seven almost cup-shaped ulcers on the anterior surface of the upper third of her left