THE PHILADELPHIA DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY.
The regular monthly meeting of the Philadelphia Dermatological Society was held at the Polyclinic Hospital, on Tuesday evening, October 20, 1908, at 8:30 o’clock. Dr. M. B. Hartzell presiding.
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Herpes Zoster of a Rare Distribution, A Case of. Presented by Dr. DAVIS.
The patient, a male of fifty years, first came for treatment six days ago, complaining of severe pains in the head. The attack first commenced ten days previously with aching pains in the left temple, spreading over the left side of the face to the corner of the mouth, the patient being unable to sleep because of the pain. Three days after the beginning of the pain, groups of vesicles started to appear on the left cheek and chin, others developing on the lip, and the temporal region. The patient because of the severe pains, and a hectic temperature, was put to bed, the temperature reaching 103 degrees Fahrenheit. At present groups of typical, unbroken or drying up, vesicles are found on the left temporal region, the left cheek, the corner of the mouth, the left side of the lower lip, the left side of the tongue, and the inner side of the left cheek.