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April 1946


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Chairman; Secretary Dec. 12, 1944

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1946;53(4):428-435. doi:10.1001/archderm.1946.01510330126014

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A Case for Diagnosis (Tuberculosis Verrucosa Cutis?). Presented by Dr. A. Fletcher Hall.

H. L. E. is a single white man, aged 39 years, who has no known tuberculosis in his family. He has always been in good health and has lived in southern California for the past three years. He has always lived in the United States. He denies any use of bromides.

The present lesion started as a pimple on the back of the right thigh twenty years ago, while he was living in Detroit. It has gradually increased in size to the present 18 by 30 cm. oval lesion. Its surface has always been scaly, and its margin has been prominent. Treatment has consisted of local applications for ringworm. The patient has not taken iodide and has had no roentgen ray treatment. The lesion is painful at times and bleeds easily in the central part, and the

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