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Late Secondary Syphilis. Presented by Dr. Royal M. Montgomery.
J. D., a man born in Hungary, married and aged 54 years, was first seen in the Allergy Clinic on Aug. 23, 1954, at Roosevelt Hospital. At that time he said he had an allergic reaction following penicillin both by mouth and by injection. He was referred to the Dermatology Clinic on that day. His first visit to the Dermatology Clinic was on Oct. 19, 1954.
At that time he gave a history of having had hemorrhoids with associated infection in March, 1954. He was given a series of injections into the hemorrhoids. In April "pimples" appeared in the scalp and spread to the hands. There was associated pain in the chest and sore throat. In May he was given penicillin orally, to which he was sensitive. Because of this he went to the Allergy Clinic in August, 1954.
Charles F. Post, C. Douglas Walsh. METROPOLITAN DERMATOLOGIC SOCIETY OF NEW YORK. AMA Arch Derm. 1955;71(2):269–270. doi:10.1001/archderm.1955.01540260127023