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July 1961


Arch Dermatol. 1961;84(1):144-146. doi:10.1001/archderm.1961.01580130150029

Bowen's Disease of the Palm (Treated with Grenz Rays). Presented by Dr. Irving L. Schonberg and Dr. Jerome Z. Litt.  A 52-year-old white man was first seen in November, 1959, for a hyperkeratotic and scaly plaque in the right palm of several months' duration. In addition, there were several psoriasiform patches over the midchest and back. A culture taken at the time was negative for fungi, and he was given an ointment containing tar to apply. He was to return in one week for observation, but did not return until March, 1960, at which time a biopsy examination of the presternal lesion (measuring 2 cm. in diameter) revealed a Bowen's disease.Meanwhile, the area over the right palm became painful and somewhat larger, and in August, 1960, a biopsy examination revealed Bowen's disease. He was given 800 r of Grenz rays 3 times weekly for 8 treatments for a total

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