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July 1955

The Histogenesis of Superficial Basal-Cell Epitheliomas

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Oslo, Norway

AMA Arch Derm. 1955;72(1):29-30. doi:10.1001/archderm.1955.03730310031006

It is to be hoped that some readers will find the publication of this article superfluous as it is in all essentials a repetition of what was published in 1941 ("De lépithéelioma basocellulaire superficiel"). It was commented on in several dermatological publications, among others The Yearbook of Dermatology, 1946. But this work seems to have been by many overlooked.

The book was published in October, 1941, just before the United States entered the War, and many clinics may possibly have never received it. Although the findings referred to in this work could be interpreted only in one way, they do not seem to have convinced any of the authors subsequently interested in the subject (the histogenesis and mode of growth of the epitheliomas). Richard L. Sutton Jr. (1942), however, is an exception in this respect. But no one has taken the trouble to investigate this curious form

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