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February 1950

NEW YORK DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY

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President; Secretary Feb. 24, 1948

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1950;61(2):342-360. doi:10.1001/archderm.1950.01530090172022

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Abstract

IN SPECIAL HONOR OF DR. HOWARD FOX

Mycosis Fungoides. Presented by Dr. Charles S. Lincoln Jr. for Dr. George C. Andrews.

A. R., a man aged 51, is presented from Vanderbilt Clinic with a generalized eruption of seven years' duration. In 1941 a pruritic eruption developed on the arms. The patient's family physician made the diagnosis of "ringworm" and treated him with benzoic and salicylic acid ointment (Whitfield's ointment). The patient's health had always been good. He had had a mildly pruritic eruption involving the groins in 1932 and again in 1934, which had cleared rapidly on both occasions after application of a salve.

In 1942 he consulted a dermatologist who from histologic examination made the diagnosis of mycosis fungoides. The patient was treated with generalized ultraviolet irradiation and topical remedies until March 1944, when he was referred to Dr. Andrews for roentgen ray therapy. At that time he had

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