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June 1945


Author Affiliations

Lieutenant Commander (MC), U.S.N.R.

New York.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1945;51(6):409. doi:10.1001/archderm.1945.01510240055013

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To the Editor:—In their article (Arch. Dermat. & Syph.47:647 [May] 1943) Franks and Davis described 4 cases of epidermolysis bullosa occurring in soldiers and made the statement that "No case of this type [`. . . a rare hereditary type with the bullae limited to the feet'] has previously appeared in the American literature." This statement of Franks and Davis was in error in that we had previously described such a case in our article "Epidermolysis Bullosa Hereditaria; Report of Two Cases with Extensive Family Histories" (Arch. Dermat. & Syph.46:419 [Sept.] 1942).

Samitz (Arch. Dermat. & Syph.48:159 [Aug.] 1943), Waisman (J. A. M. A.124:1247 [April 29] 1944), Greenberg (Arch. Dermat. & Syph.49:333 [May] 1944) and Mooney (Arch. Dermat. & Syph.50:167 [Sept.] 1944) apparently had no difficulty in finding and citing our cases, although several other authors omitted citation of

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