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May 1945


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President; Secretary Feb. 21, 1944

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1945;51(5):357-358. doi:10.1001/archderm.1945.01510230067014

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Herpes Gestationis. Presented by Dr. Nathan Pensky.

B. L., a Negro woman, aged 31, gives a history of having been pregnant ten times. She is now in her eighth month of pregnancy. Her first three children were born at term and are living and well. She aborted her fourth and fifth pregnancies at three and at two and one-half months respectively. Her sixth pregnancy was uneventful, and her child was born at term and is living and well. She aborted her seventh and eighth pregnancies at three months. Her ninth pregnancy was normal, and the child was born at term. During her sixth, ninth and tenth pregnancies an eruption similar to the present one developed. During her sixth pregnancy the eruption started at the fourth month, disappearing three weeks after delivery. During her ninth pregnancy the eruption developed at the eighth month and disappeared one week after delivery. In

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