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November 1944

JOHN GORRIE, M.D., AND AN EARLY CASE OF KELOID

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1944;50(5):308-310. doi:10.1001/archderm.1944.01510170022005
Abstract

The chance perusal of one of the early volumes of the Transylvania Journal of Medicine revealed what is probably the first American description of keloid. If so, the author, Dr. John Gorrie, has an additional claim to fame. A pioneer in the manufacture of artificial ice, he devised an apparatus which, although not developed on a commercial scale, was experimentally successful. While many names are associated with the birth of refrigeration, Gorrie was years ahead of others in the air condition Art. IV.—Observations on a case of Disposition to form Remarkably large Cicatrices. By John Gorrie M. D. of Abbeville, South Carolina.

Morbid affections of the skin have been in all ages, from the disgust and dread with which some of their species have been viewed, subjects of interest to mankind; and they would seem, from a variety of causes, destined always to continue objects of

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