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February 1945


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President; Secretary Jan. 11, 1944

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1945;51(2):143-146. doi:10.1001/archderm.1945.01510200067012

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Elephenatiasis of the Scrotum and Left Leg: Five Year Use of Sulfonamide Compounds. Presented by Dr. E. William Abramowitz.

I. R., a 58 year old merchant born in Hungary and married, has three children alive and well. He has been in the United States for forty-two years. There is no history of any abnormalities in his family. When he was 12 years old and living near Budapest, an enlargement developed on the left side of his scrotum. In 1903 he was operated on at Mount Sinai Hospital, in New York city, for enlargement of the right side of the scrotum. He made a stormy recovery.

In 1922 the patient noted the development of an oozing dermatitis of the scrotum, which was rather persistent. In 1925 he made a one month trip to Louisiana, South Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee. The dermatitis became aggravated in 1932, accompanied by fever and

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