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September 1950


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President; Secretary April 21, 1949

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1950;62(3):471-475. doi:10.1001/archderm.1950.01530160125025

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Localized Hyperhidrosis of the Forehead. Presentd by Dr. John Garb.

R. M., a woman aged 18, registered at the Skin and Cancer Unit of the New York University-Bellevue Medical Center on March 29, 1949, complaining of excessive sweating on the forehead. The sweating is followed by deposits of salt which form into crusts under the eyebrows. After a sunburn the sweating ceases completely for two days. There is no history of a similar disorder in the family. The past history reveals that the patient had measles, whooping cough, scarlet fever and a mastoid operation in childhood.

This disorder dates back to the time since birth following forceps delivery which injured the right side of the forehead and eye. The right eye became swollen and could not be opened for about two months and for three years following could be opened only half way.

On the right side of the forehead

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