An extensive literature has appeared on the subject of sarcoid since the cutaneous lesions were described by Hutchinson (1869), Besnier (1889) and Boeck (1899). In the majority of the cases reported only the cutaneous manifestations have appeared. Kuznitzky and Bittorf1 in 1915 suggested that there is a generalized distribution of the lesions, and Jüngling2 in 1920 and in 1928 published his observations on the osseous changes. These publications prompted a further interest in the character and distribution of the visceral lesions. A comprehensive review of the subject is to be found in the recent publication of Longcope and Pierson.3
Although the disease with generalized lesions has been well studied, only a few autopsies have been reported. Bernstein, Konzelmann and Sidlick4 in 1929 reported a case of sarcoid with lesions in the skin, epicardium, bronchial mucosa and mucosa of the ileum. Mylius and Schürmann5 in 1929 presented 2 cases. In the
COTTER EF. BOECK'S SARCOIDAUTOPSY IN A CASE WITH VISCERAL LESIONS. Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1939;64(2):286–295. doi:10.1001/archinte.1939.00190020072006
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