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December 1950


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President; Secretary; Nov. 8, 1949

AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1950;62(6):934-935. doi:10.1001/archderm.1950.01530190168018

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Favus in a 1 Year Old Girl. Presented by Dr. Harold E. Anderson.


Dr. J. Walter Wilson: This child's mother was presented before this Society several years ago, before she was married. At that time we were aware of the fact that she had acquired the disease in childhood from her mother, and she in turn from her mother; now there are at least three generations, probably four, with the disease. Even if we could cure the child, I don't see how we could expect her to remain cured as long as the mother furnishes spores in the environment. The mother has had all the treatment she cares to have. All the cases we have had of favus in this locality have been tracted directly back to the Mediterranean area or eastern Europe except possibly the one in Santa Ana observed by Dr. James Lynch.

Dr. Harold

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