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July 1910

ADIPOSIS AND LIPOMATOSIS: CONSIDERED IN REFERENCE TO THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL RELATIONS AND SYMPTOMATOLOGY

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BUFFALO, N. Y.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1910;VI(1):28-120. doi:10.1001/archinte.1910.00050290033005
Abstract

Synopsis  Introduction. Personal observations (20 cases, 19 photographs). Consideration of special clinical varieties or syndromes—groups of cases. Group I. Adiposis dolorosa. Group II. Obesity. Group III. Nodular circumscribed lipomatosis. Group IV. Diffuse symmetrical lipomatosis (Fetthals, Madelung; adéno-lipomatose symétrique à prédominance cervicale, Launois and Bensaude). Group V. Neuropathic edema, pseudoedema, pseudolipoma and lipoma. Group VI. Adipositas cerebralis (Fröhlich, Madelung and others). Consideration of the combined groups. General summary (including special subjects, arthritism, heredity, etc.). Etiology (including glands of internal secretion). Treatment. Conclusions. Bibliography.

INTRODUCTION  The object of this study is to simplify or unify the clinical classification of abnormal subcutaneous fat deposits by correlating the symptomatology and constitutional relations common to the several varieties or clinical groups that have been separated under descriptive designations according to their predominant characteristics. It is with special reference to Dercum's ``adiposis dolorosa'' that this study is undertaken. I shall

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