A Case for Diagnosis. Presented by Dr. Hedge.
Mrs. K., aged 27, white, a housewife, for the past seven years had a generalized eczema, which appeared without apparent cause. She had seen Dr. Fox, Dr. Fordyce and Dr. Beers of New York and Brooklyn, Dr. O'Leary at Rochester, Dr. Mount of Albany and many others. In spite of local or internal therapy, the trouble persisted. The blood count showed 4,600,000 red cells and 8,620 white cells; the differential count was normal. The Wassermann reaction was negative. The blood pressure was 102 systolic and 60 diastolic. The urine was normal. The patient had had considerable quartz lamp and roentgen therapy; she had been given calcium internally, all sorts of applications locally, sodium hyposulphite intravenously, thyroid extract, injections of foreign protein and roentgen irradiation to the dorsal ganglions. She was presented for suggestions as to possible diagnosis and for treatment. Following her