FREDERICK TICE, M.D., F.A.C.P.; HENRY C. SWEANY, M.D., F.A.C.P.
New facts are forever widening the horizon of knowledge. What is thought to be pathognomonic of a disease today may be changed tomorrow to a presumptive sign or, with new data, may present an entirely new syndrome or disease complex.
These statements are strikingly applicable to a hodge-podge of syndromes which have been unfolding themselves during the last half century and have been reported by Besnier,1 Boeck,2 Schaumann3 and others. A disparity of views has resulted because only a small part of the complete knowledge was known at any time. It is comparable to Aesop's fable concerning the color of
TICE F, SWEANY HC. A FATAL CASE OF BESNIER-BOECK-SCHAUMANN'S DISEASE WITH AUTOPSY FINDINGS1. Ann Intern Med. ;15:597–609. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-15-3-597
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