WILLIAM M. M. KIRBY, M.D.; CHARLES D. ARMSTRONG, M.D.
In 1889 Besnier1 described peculiar lesions of the fingers, nose, and ears, a syndrome which he called lupus pernio. The sarcoid of Boeck,2 described 10 years later, consisted of similar lesions of the skin, mucous membranes, and lymph nodes. In 1914 Schaumann3 made an important contribution when he recognized that the lesions described by Besnier and by Boeck were actually manifestations of the same disease, which he called lymphogranuloma benignum in distinction to Hodgkin's disease, or lymphogranuloma malignum. During the next few years characteristic alterations of the lungs and of the bones were recognized and described by Kuznitsky and Bittorf,4
KIRBY WMM, ARMSTRONG CD. SARCOIDOSIS WITH UVEOPAROTID FEVER1. Ann Intern Med. ;21:475–481. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-21-3-475
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1944;21(3):475-481.
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