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January 1949

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Arch Derm Syphilol. 1949;59(1):120-121. doi:10.1001/archderm.1949.01520260124020

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Second Conference on Tropical Dermatology.—  Through the efforts of the Sociedad Mexicana de Dermatologia, and Dr. Fernando Latapi, a second conference in tropical dermatology was arranged and held in Mexico City, Aug. 15-28, 1948. The subjects included: (1) pinta, (2) onchocerciasis, (3) leprosy, (4) leishmaniasis, (5) rhinoscleroma, (6) deep mycoses, (7) parasitic animal infestations and (8) dermatologic aspect of the chemical control of insects.In addition, there were two meetings of the Mexican Society of Dermatology, with case presentations of the bismuth therapy of vitiligo, calciferol therapy of extensive lupus vulgaris in a child 9 1/2 months old, 2 cases of congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma, melanosis calorica, extensive urticaria pigmentosa, carotinoderma, probable parapsoriasis, probable pityriasis rubra pilaris and the effect of the diazone therapy of extensive mycetoma and malignant melanoma.The following papers were presented: "Lymphopathia Venerea in Mexico," Dr. Oswaldo Arias; "Dermatitis Vegetans Tropicalis," Dr. Esteban Reyes; "The

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