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Reexamining the files of the Journal of Cutaneous and Genito-Urinary Diseases disclosed the following correspondence between Dr. B. A. Watson and Dr. E. L. Keyes in July 1887:
"Dear Doctor: Having seen your article in the March number of the Journal of Cutaneous and Genito-Urinary Diseases on the subject of the "Cutaneous Punch," I wish to call your attention to the fact that an instrument for the same purpose and of similar construction was used by me in 1877 and was fully described in two articles published, one in the New York Medical Record, July 27, 1878, page 78, entitled "Discotome" and the other in the St. Louis Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. XXXV, page 145, entitled 'Gunpowder Disfigurements.'
"B. A. Watson."
"To the Editor of the Journal of Cutaneous and Genito-Urinary Diseases:—
"Dear Doctor: I am entirely unconscious of ever having seen either of the articles referred
GOODMAN H. CUTANEOUS PUNCH. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1947;56(2):268–269. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/archderm.1947.01520080128016
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