Special Correspondence

1870 BMJ (Clinical Research Edition)  
THE BRITISH MEDICAL 7OURNAL. sliced it off. Had he come near Hebra's patient, the act would have been commendable, though not so easy of achievement. Portrait VII, under the name of Acne Cachecticorurm, exhibits an eruption of which we have no knowledge. The patient's back, buttocks, thiglhs, and arms, in fact all parts seen in the portrait, are covered with pustules and the scars left by them. Plate VIII contains three subjects. The child's face shews small spots of White Acne, or lichen, the
more » ... ne, or lichen, the true nature of which Hebra distinctly recognises, but for which he prefers the old-fashioned names, li ilizum seu grutut>m. The forehead of a girl on the same plate shows iodine acne, Acne ex Zodo. The front of a leg on the same illustrates the pustular inflammation of sebaceous follicles resulting from tar, Acne e Pice. Portrait IX is an excellent delineation of Lichein Pilaris, the arm and leg of an adult being covered by black spots produced by coiled-up hairs. There is no inflammation-no papule whatever-simply hairs imprisoned under the epidermis and coiled round on themselves. A sketch illustrating precisely this condition of things was taken at the London Hospital a year ago. Plate X has three subjects. First is a very good portrait of the face of an elderly woman, the subject of Vitiligoidlea Plana of the eyelids, Xanthelasma of Wilson. The two other portraits on this sheet represent Molluscumnz Conttag,iosunt, and are, we believe, the first illustrations of that disease published out of England ; one of them, very accurately done, shows the penis and scrotum of an adult covered with the molluscous spots; the other, much less effective (even to the extent of being of doubtfui diagnosis), shows the same disease on the neck of a young person.
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