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November 1929


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Submitted by Dr. Garner in partial fulfilment of the requirement for the degree of Master of Science in Dermatology-Syphilology in the Graduate School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.; From the Department of Dermatology and Syphilology, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, and the Syphilis Clinic of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, John H. Stokes, M.D., Director.

Am J Dis Child. 1929;38(5):1028-1036. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1929.01930110127016

The pediatrician, in an ever-widening and exacting specialty, cannot aspire to be an expert dermatologist. Yet he must necessarily see, and at times pass judgment on, a great variety of dermatoses, especially those intimately or even exclusively related to early childhood. To place additional burden on the small amount of thought and attention that the pediatrician can devote to the dermatologic aspects of practice would have no justification were it not for the fact that the dermatosis which forms the basis of this paper is practically limited to childhood; it is a cutaneous expression of an underlying tuberculous process and usually appears as a sequel to one of the acute exanthemas, particularly measles. This triad of circumstances should entitle the multiple disseminated form of lupus vulgaris to more general interest and recognition.

REPORT OF CASE  History.—D. S., a boy, aged 3 years, of Russian-Jewish parentage, was referred from the

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