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April 1945


Author Affiliations

President; Secretary Feb. 29, 1944

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1945;51(4):287-293. doi:10.1001/archderm.1945.01510220061014

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Dermatomyositis. Presented by Dr. A. Benson Cannon.

B. V., a girl aged 13, was previously presented before the New York Dermatological Society on April 21, 1942, with a diagnosis of dermatomyositis, and is presented again today to show the remarkable improvement after therapy.

The treatment has consisted of ascorbic acid, 5 tablets (250 mg. each) increased to 10 tablets daily; thyroid, ½ grain (0.03 Gm.) three times a day; wheat germ; daily massage with cod liver oil, and exercise. She was given 200 r of unfiltered roentgen rays, at two week intervals, for a total of 600 r. After a four months' lapse, she was given another similar course.

The patient has slowly and progressively improved since the beginning of the treatment and is now able to do everything that a normal child can do, swimming, playing tennis, riding horseback and so on, and she has grown and developed

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