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January 1950


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President; Secretary Jan. 13, 1948

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1950;61(1):141-148. doi:10.1001/archderm.1950.01530080147026

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Basal Cell Epithelioma (Recurrent). Presented by Dr. N. P. Anderson.

A Case for Diagnosis (Toxic Erythema?). Presented by Dr. Ralph Coomber, Chicago.

Subungual Petechiae of the Fingers: Dermatophytosis and Onychomycosis (Trichophyton Purpureum). Presented by Dr. Samuel Ayres Jr.

The patient is a white woman who has been under treatment at intervals for nearly ten years because of a fungous infection of the feet with involvement of the nails due to Trichophyton purpureum. The condition has been kept under partial control by various fungicides and by the grinding away of the diseased toe nails.

Three and a half weeks ago, after a manicure, changes consisting of brownish spots and specks beneath the nail were noted in one finger nail. Within a week all the finger nails were similarly involved, and the condition has become progressively more evident. The possible significant factors in the history are that ten days prior to

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