In recent years, for no good and sufficient reason, the interesting subject of venous angioma has been almost entirely, if not absolutely, neglected by the dermatologist, and in consequence of this the field has been appropriated by the general surgeon.
I trust that bringing the subject to your attention again may result not only in reclaiming a subject which rightfully belongs to the dermatologist, but in stimulating original work on it to such an extent that in the future our text-books will not neglect entirely a condition which is of so much importance to the dermatologist.
Through the courtesy of my colleague, Dr. M. L. Harris, I have had the opportunity of studying the following interesting case:
—J. W. H., civil engineer, American, aged 38, mar ried.
—Father, 70 years old, living and well. Mother died, at the age of 69, of tumor of the stomach, probably