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October 1966

A Topographic Code for Use in Dermatology

Author Affiliations


From the Department of Dermatology, Northwestern University Medical School (Drs. Levit and Bluefarb), and the Northwestern University Computer Center (Mr. Ebertshaeuser), Chicago.

Arch Dermatol. 1966;94(4):480-481. doi:10.1001/archderm.1966.01600280098016

In order to designate the location of skin lesions in data meant for computer processing, a four-digit random number code has been developed. It is more extensive than previously available codes and has the advantages of more efficient use of the available numbers and of easy expandability.

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