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January 1945


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President; Secretary Dec. 14, 1943

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1945;51(1):54-58. doi:10.1001/archderm.1945.01510190059011

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A Case for Diagnosis (Solid Edema? Milroy's Disease?). Presented by Dr. E. William Abramowitz.

Mr. A. E., a white man aged 58, appeared at my office on Sept. 24, 1943. According to his past history, an eruption developed on his right palm in 1916. He received treatment at the New York Skin and Cancer Hospital and showed slight improvement. Five or six years later (about 1922) the eruption spread to his left palm. At that time he also had some trouble with the joints of his finger for which he received treatment at the Hospital for Joint Diseases. In 1926 he was given roentgen ray treatment at the Polyclinic Hospital for "eczema" on his hands.

In 1935, suddenly and for no apparent reason, there developed swelling on the backs of his hands accompanied by redness. Recurrent attacks of swelling and redness have appeared several times weekly up to

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