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January 1942


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Secretary Joint Meeting, Los Angeles, Feb. 22, 1941

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1942;45(1):169-184. doi:10.1001/archderm.1942.01500070173018

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A Case for Diagnosis (Lupus Erythematosus? Leprosy?). Presented by Dr. Nelson P. Anderson, Los Angeles.  G. C. S., a man aged 53, had a furuncle-like lesion on the flexor surface of the left forearm which developed in July 1940. It was painful and sensitive but did not "come to a head." Four or five days after the acute onset the lesion was incised by a physician, and ten days later an eruption appeared that was especially located on the scalp, knees and toes. The lesions were described as resembling "boils," but the overlying skin opened and discharged only serum. The patient at this time received several roentgen ray treatments. He noted that the tips of the fingers and toes were numb and presented the "pins and needles" sensation of going to sleep. A diminution of vision and a tingling sensation in the anterior half of the left side of the

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