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March 1961

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Arch Dermatol. 1961;83(3):538. doi:10.1001/archderm.1961.01580090188031

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Abstract

The staff of Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York have been much interested in lupus erythematosus for the past 30 years. The interest was instituted when Dr. Emanuel Libman, who was an attending physician, published his classical paper on Libman-Sacks' disease in 1924.

A great deal has been added to the knowledge about this disease. Names such as Baehr, Klemperer, Gross, Gueft, etc. are intimately associated with the advances and additions which have been recorded.

The present book is a survey of present day knowledge. The editors, Baehr and Klemperer, invited a number of competent investigators to cooperate in summarizing current information.

The pathology is reviewed by Abou D. Pollack. The illustrations are remarkable, and the accompanying text gives us a complete rehearsal of what is the present concept of the pathological findings.

The significance of the L.E. cell phenomenon is explained by Gabriel C. Godman, and he gives us

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