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August 1947


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Malverne, N. Y.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1947;80(2):286. doi:10.1001/archinte.1947.00220140142016

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To the Editor:  —There is no doubt that Dr. Satulsky can claim priority in the use of penicillin in keratosis blennorrhagica. However, in all fairness, one should quote the entire sentence from our article, which reads, "To our knowledge, no record of this type of therapy for keratosis blennorrhagica has appeared so far in the literature." Unfortunately, Dr. Satulsky's article escaped our attention when our work was submitted. When the first draft of our paper was prepared, his article had not yet been published. The patient in our case 1 was started on medication with penicillin on Oct. 14, 1944, and the patient in case 2 received it on Oct. 2, 1944, approximately seven months before the appearance of his article in the literature. Although there is no question that his patient, who received his first dose of penicillin on Jan. 24, 1944, obtained this type of therapy before our patients did, it

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