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Herman Goodman, M.D.
JAMA. 1922;79(24):2000. doi:10.1001/jama.1922.26420240005013g.
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The recent report of penile chancre with ringworm1 recalls the following case:

M. S., aged 32, married, presented himself at the New York Skin and Cancer Hospital (in the service of Dr. C. M. Williams, absent on military duty), June 11, 1917, with an eruption on the forehead, over the right eyebrow but not involving the hair there. The lesion was about the area of a half dollar, raised and rather firm, without evidence of vesiculation at the border or of ulceration in any part. The patient said that, except for its appearance, the lesion was not the source of any subjective symptoms, such as itching or burning. The lesion had reached the size mentioned about two weeks previously. No history of syphilis was elicited. The wife and only child were supposedly healthy.

My clinical diagnosis was gumma; but, to satisfy one of the associates that there was no


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