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October 1964


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Arch Dermatol. 1964;90(4):454. doi:10.1001/archderm.1964.01600040082024

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To the Editor:  Like most editors, I am sure you have seen the word, pruritus, misspelt many times. Students are perhaps the worst offenders. To impress them with the proper spelling of the word, I have composed the following "poem":Like a little fleaThat's hard to seeBut never fails to bite usIs a word that's felt butOft misspeltAnd that word is pruritus.

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