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March 1942


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1942;45(3):598-608. doi:10.1001/archderm.1942.01500090145019

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Bowen's Disease. Presented by Dr. Benjamin Levine and Dr. I. L. Schonberg.  E. C., a woman aged 53, in 1939 had a squamous cell epithelioma removed from the palate. She has been taking triple bromides for the past ten years.Ten years ago a scaly and crusted lesion developed on the abdomen, which has persisted. Since then similar new areas have appeared on the trunk and on the thighs. From time to time crusts form on the affected areas, which on removal leave bleeding granular surfaces.On the left side of the abdomen there is an erythematous polycyclic somewhat infiltrated lesion, the size of a half-dollar, covered with loosely adherent scales, removal of which leaves an oozing red papillomatous surface. On the left side of the trunk there are several pea-sized slightly elevated crusted lesions. There are similar lesions scattered over the right side of the abdomen, which are covered

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