NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE, SECTION ON DERMATOLOGY AND SYPHILIS

John E. Lane
1921 Archives of Dermatology and Syphilology  
Regular Meeting, Oct. 5, 1920 VERRUCAE OF FEET. Presented by Dr. Trimble. The patient, aged 36, was a man from Porto Rico. There was no history of any similar condition or tuberculosis in the family. He gave no history of a previous illness bearing on the condition presented, and denied any venereal history. He stated that his occupation was that of a fireman, and that he had previously worked in Porto Rico as a laborer in the sugar and tobacco fields. The condition began on the left foot
more » ... the left foot twenty-five years ago as a small verrucous lesion about the size of a small pea. The lesions gradually became larger and more numerous, some of them running together. After five months other lesions appeared on the right foot. The lesions on the hands followed scratching of the lesions on the feet\p=m-\asthe patient remarked, after getting blood on the fingers from the feet. He had received no treatment. The lesions were on the hands and legs, on the dorsa of the feet and on the penis, as well as a few on the trunk. They were dark brown and verrucous in type. The greater part were discrete, but they had become confluent over the dorsa of the feet. discussion Dr. Herman Goodman said he had seen the patient at the meeting of the Clinical Society of the New York Skin and Cancer Hospital, and he agreed with Dr. Trimble that it was ordinary verruca. Among 12,000 drafted men in Porto Rico, he had seen at least thirty cases as extensive as this one. The coffee plantations on which the patient had worked are all moist, and the men and women work barefooted. They are constantly in contact with the moist ground and get these hypertrophie warts on the lower extremities. years of age, a native of the United States, an engineer, presented himself at Dr. Fordyce's clinic on October 4 with a lesion on the left cheek of two months' duration. It began as a "pimple," which enlarged after picking so that when presented it was the size of a twenty-five cent piece. The center of the lesion was flat, the follicular openings slightly gaping. The skin was of a violaceous red color, with a raised infiltrated border topped with thick scales which when raised revealed small depressions. The scales showed many small projections, which fitted into these depressions. Histologically the section resembled sarcoid. FOLLICULITIS DECALVANS. Presented by Dr. Howard Fox. W. L., a man, 30 years of age, born in Russia, a carpenter by trade, had lived in the United States for the past ten years. The disease appeared sud¬ denly and without apparent cause about four months ago, attaining its maxi-Downloaded From: http://archderm.jamanetwork.com/ by a University of Calgary User on 05/26/2015
doi:10.1001/archderm.1921.02350130087011 fatcat:4ecyht2rvjgabdzksfyyp3vyau