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January 1942


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1942;45(1):199-206. doi:10.1001/archderm.1942.01500070203020

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Chronic Ulcerative Radiodermatitis (Encouraging Results Following Treatment with Aloe Vera Leaf and Aloe Vera Ointment). Presented by Dr. Hal Elson Freeman and Dr. James E. Engeler.  M. W., a white housewife aged 54, presented from the department of dermatology and syphilology, Cleveland City Hospital, first noticed a retraction of the left nipple in July 1939 and a "lump" in the left breast in January 1940. A radical amputation of the breast with dissection of the axillary lymph nodes was performed. Histologic examination revealed an undifferentiated adenocarcinoma High voltage roentgen radiation in divided doses for a total of 3,200 r was administered to the axilla and breast.The reaction on the skin was followed in about six weeks by a progressively chronic ulceration. This was treated with boric acid ointment, débridement, diluted solution of sodium hypochlorite U. S. P., acriflavine, azochloramid, etc. The response was slight and slow. After nine months

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