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February 1944


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President; Secretary May 25, 1943

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1944;49(2):142-146. doi:10.1001/archderm.1944.01510080054017

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Leukoplakia: Results of Treatment by Electrodesiccation. Presented by Dr. A. Benson Cannon.

Mrs. F. F., aged 45, a housewife, consulted me on April 12, 1934, for an extensive leukoplakia along the dorsum and lateral aspects of the tongue and for an area the size of a large pea on each cheek opposite the last molars, which had been present for more than a year. Sometimes there had been a sensation of stinging and burning of the tongue. The family history and her past and marital histories were irrelevant.

Examination showed a white, thickened and in places warty, extensive leukoplakia of the entire dorsum and lateral aspects of the tongue, and an area the size of a large pea on each cheek. In the central portion of the dorsum of the tongue, 2 inches (5 cm.) from the tip, was a pea-sized eroded, thickened and slightly warty area.


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