Miss L., American birth, aged 19; height about 5 feet; weight about 90 pounds; hair brown; eyes blue; skin fair with slight freckling; intelligent. Parents Irish, living and well. Several brothers and sisters living and well; one brother died in infancy of bowel trouble; no consumption in family; no skin disease; no history of syphilis.
The patient had none of the infectious diseases that she could recall. About a year before examination she had lumbago; since then had had slight attacks of rheumatism. She was not nervous in any way, i. e., her temperament was not neurotic. The patient slept well and ate well; she was actively engaged in work and was inconvenienced in no way by the skin disease present. She had never had any other skin affection. The disease under consideration made