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February 1947


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Arch Derm Syphilol. 1947;55(2):155-175. doi:10.1001/archderm.1947.01520020002001

THREE other reports concerning eosinophilic granulomas of the skin appear concurrently with mine in this issue. In them collectively, a full perspective of the world's literature and the history of this disease can be gained, and accordingly these phases of the subject need not be repeated in detail. The same is largely true of the bibliography; the reader is referred to Lever's comprehensive one, which leads into the ten European reports. Incidentally, the reader will be impressed by the abruptness with which the subject has appeared in the American literature and the confusion which exists as to its pathologic significance. Accordingly, this communication can be confined largely to its reports of cases and emphasis on the pathology.

PRIORITY AND NOMENCLATURE  It is important to determine priority because it is necessary in the attempt to establish a definition for eosinophilic granuloma of the skin. According to the laws of priority in

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