The appearance of a disease in a locality in which it had seldom or never been recognized is of somewhat more than local interest, not only from the viewpoint of geographic distribution, but also from that of causation and of variation in type or manifestation. Particularly is this true of a disease which exhibits so marked a range of appearance and so much confusion in diagnosis as does the condition generally known in this country as blastomycosis. This infection, caused by an organism or group of organisms the different strains of which are evidently related to certain of the higher molds on the one hand, and to the torulae on the other, is one of the most important of the group of mycoses.
The localized skin disease produced by this type of parasite is widely distributed geographically and is not infrequently encountered. It is fairly easy of recognition and
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