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October 1950

Der Morbus Besnier-Boeck-Schaumann.

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By Stefan J. Leitner. Price 38 Swiss francs. Pp. 264, with 90 illustrations. Grune & Stratton, Inc., 381 4th Ave., New York 6, 1949.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1950;86(4):643-644. doi:10.1001/archinte.1950.00230160155013

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In the introduction the author calls attention to the fact that various localizations of the disease have been known for a long time. But the cooperation of dermatologists, ophthalmologists, internists, surgeons and pathologists of recent times was necessary to provide an understanding of the details of this well characterized general disease. Schaumann is credited with the recognition of this fact. The nomenclature is discussed, and a preference is stated for the designation of "chronic epithelioid cellular granulomatosis." A systematic localization of the lesions is given. The lesions may be situated in (1) the eye, (2) the skin, (3) the bones, (4) the lymph nodes, (5) the lungs and (6) other organs. The detailed features of the disease are described on the basis of 36 cases.

It is stated that pathologists stress the preference of localization in organs rich in reticuloendothelial cells. The gross and the histologic lesions are described and

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