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Article
April 1946

DETROIT DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY: SYMPOSIUM ON INDUSTRIAL DERMATOSES

Author Affiliations

President; Chairman; Recorder Nov. 21, 1944

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1946;53(4):402-412. doi:10.1001/archderm.1946.01510330100012

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Abstract

Late Effects of Scalping. Presented by Dr. Rollin H. Stevens.

The patient is a white woman aged 64, whose whole head is cicatrized with shiny white scar tissue except for an area of about 78 cm. on the crown of the head. Here, there is a papillomatous, ulcerated and crusted lesion, suggesting basal cell epithelioma.

Note.—On Jan. 2, 1945 a biopsy of one of the papillomatous lesions showed only an inflammatory process.

DISCUSSION

Dr. R. H. Stevens: In the fall of 1890, when I was ambulance surgeon at Grace Hospital, I was called out to a mill on the west side of Detroit and found an 11 year old girl who had got her hair wound around a shaft and had her scalp torn off. The scalp was lying on the floor in the chaff and dirt, which had been mixed in with the under surface of it in

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