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August 1945


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Chairman; Secretary April 11, 1944

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1945;52(2):141-146. doi:10.1001/archderm.1945.01510260071020

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A Case for Diagnosis (Late Syphilis?). Presented by Dr. Chris Halloran.

A. F. F., a Mexican man aged 55, has an eruption which began about one year ago, on the hands. The first lesion was under his heavy signet ring on the fourth finger of the left hand. At about the same time four furuncle-like lesions appeared on the back. These were incised by a physician in Mexico City. Soon after that, four other lesions, that were suggestive of leprosy, appeared on the legs. The lesions on the back discharged a serous pus for three or four months and finally healed. The lesions on the legs have healed except for one coin-sized ulcer. There is an annular marginated silver dollar—sized lesion on the back of the left wrist. There are lesions on the bearded region that tend to be circinate and are impetiginous at times. The Wassermann reaction of the

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