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August 1969


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Oestergade 27 1100 Copenhagen K, Denmark

Arch Dermatol. 1969;100(2):260. doi:10.1001/archderm.1969.01610260136028

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To the Editor.—  In Archives of Dermatology (99:31-36 [Jan] 1969) Dr. Arthur B. Hyman and CPT Martin H. Brownstein published an article on "Papillomatosis Corona Penis" (in correct Latin: papillomatosis coronae glandis penis).I was surprised that it had been possible for the authors to find my small article written in Danish (without an English summary) in the Danish periodical Ugeskr Laeg, 1954, under the title "Papillae Coronae Glandis."I should like to mention that the papules probably are a normal anatomical variation of a rudimentary nature. The papules are especially well developed in the guinea pig, the goose, and the cat (R. Wagner: Histologische und anatomische Untersuchungen über die männlichen Geschlechtsorgane, insbesondere den Penis von Felis domestica, dissertation, Dresden, 1909.)In the cat the papules are arranged on the dorsal and the lateral surfaces of the penis in six to eight rows, but are absent on the urethral

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