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October 1966

Behcet's Disease

Arch Dermatol. 1966;94(4):529-530. doi:10.1001/archderm.1966.01600280147031

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A recent symposium on Behcet's disease held in Rome, December 1964, brings considerable information, in English, to American physicians, some of whom have made important contributions to the problem but who, as a whole, are not aware of the disorder and its systemic nature. Recently, Graykowski f. i. published from the National Institutes of Health important studies on the etiology of recurrent aphthae without dealing sufficiently with the identical recurrent aphthae of Behcet's syndrome. The symposium was arranged by Monacelli and Nazzaro in Rome, and German, British, Japanese, and Italian experts were invited for main lectures. The book is dedicated to Marchionini, one of the main discussants, not only because his and E. Müller's paper was his last contribution to science before his death but also because he was present when Behcet's Disease was christened, ie, when the syndrome was publicly named by Behcet in 1938 in Turkey, where Marchionini

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