ROBERT B. MCFARLAND, M.D.
In the spring of 1899 Dr. Ludvig Hektoen of Chicago received material for culture taken from a subcutaneous abscess by Dr. C. F. Perkins of Shenandoah, Iowa. The renowned Hektoen was able to identfy the fungus he recovered as a Sporotrichium that Schenk had first reported as a pathogen in 1898 (1). Dr. Perkins was probably somewhat surprised by this and also by his patient's complete recovery since Schenk's first patient had died. I was somewhat surprised to discover Dr. Perkins' patient alive and well 65 years after his historic illness. The present report will briefly review the original paper
ROBERT B. MCFARLAND. Sporotrichosis Revisited: 65-Year Follow-up of the Second Reported Case. Ann Intern Med. 1966;65:363–366. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-65-2-363
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1966;65(2):363-366.
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