To the Editor:—In his very interesting and informative treatise, "Life History of Naevus Syringoadenomatosus Papilliferus," which appeared in the A. M. A. Archives of Dermatology and Syphilology very recently (69:305 [March] 1954), Hermann Pinkus, on page 318, attributed the following claim to me: "The combination of naevus sebaceus with papilliferous syringoadenoma has occasionally been claimed to be exceptional (Grund22)." This statement undoubtedly refers to an article written by me which described such an instance and which, in addition, reviewed related and similar cases seen both here and abroad (Grund, J. L.: Syringocystadenoma Papilliferum and Nevus Sebaceus [Jadassohn] Occurring as a Single Tumor, A. M. A. Arch. Dermat. & Syph.65:340, 1952).
An examination of the comments and conclusions of my report, however, admits only of an exactly opposite impression, namely, that the concurrence of syringocystadenoma papilliferum and the collections of immediately adjacent large groups of