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To the Editor:—In the interesting paper on Nikolsky Sign (A. M. A. Arch. Dermat. & Syph.68:334, 1953) Dr. Herman Goodman stated "available biographical sources failed to disclose any date of death. . . . It is assumed that Dr. Nikolsky is dead." Nikolsky died in March of 1940. This is disclosed in a paper by P. V. Kozhevnikov in the Vestnik venereologii i dermatologii no. 3, May-June, 1950, pp. 33-34. This paper is entitled "The Contributions of P. V. Nikolsky to Soviet Dermatology and Venereology." Kozhevnikov also gives the correct curriculum vitae of Nikolsky. Nikolsky was born in 1858 and died in 1940. In 1885, he received his medical degree from the University of Kiev-Saint Vladimir Medical School. He published his famous thesis on pemphigus in 1895. In 1900, he was appointed Professor and Head of the Department of Dermatology at the University of Warsaw. He
Zakon SJ. NIKOLSKY SIGN. AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1954;69(2):231. doi:10.1001/archderm.1954.01540140099009
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