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July 1946


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President; Secretary Dec. 20, 1944

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1946;54(1):90-100. doi:10.1001/archderm.1946.01510360094022

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Idiopathic Macular Atrophy. Presented (by invitation) by Dr. S. Rothman and Dr. Helen Krysa.

B. B., a 50 year old housewife, born in Lithuania, was admitted to the neurology service of Albert Merritt Billings Hospital on Dec. 10, 1944 for the investigation of a sciatic type of pain on the left side of one year's duration.

Twelve years ago the patient noticed a discoloration in the sternal region. This change of color was not preceded by trauma or by any inflammatory sign or symptom. Gradually this "soft" lesion increased in size and became redder. Eight

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