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July 1948

NORTH AMERICAN BLASTOMYCOSIS (GILCHRIST'S DISEASE): II. An Analysis of Canadian Reports and Description of a New Case of the Systemic Type

Author Affiliations

Attending Physician, Department of Medicine, Ottawa Civic Hospital; Pathologist, Ottawa Civic Hospital; OTTAWA, CANADA

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1948;82(1):29-53. doi:10.1001/archinte.1948.00220250039002

IN THE preceding article was presented a study of North American blastomycosis based on a review of the literature. The purpose of this communication is to describe the results of a critical analysis of all previously reported Canadian cases and to add another report of a case to the literature.

Primrose1 presented the first Canadian publication relating to the disease in 1909, though he had published an earlier report of this case in 1906 in the Edinburgh Medical Journal.3 His paper dealt mainly with a further description of the same patient from Toronto, but also included notes on 3 additional cases. This patient, a 28 year old man of English birth, had a history of the disease dating back to January 1901. He had lived in Chicago for three years prior to the development of his disease, which involved the skin of the face, shoulders, neck and lower

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