HAROLD GORDON, M.D.
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Scleroderma is a rare disease in the experience of any one observer. This is especially true of the diffuse form of the disease. Osler (1) did not see his first case until 1891; during the fourteen year period from 1891 to 1905 he saw a total of only twenty cases of scleroderma of all types (2): While the disease is said to be relatively more frequent in the United States than in other countries, Lewin and Heller (3) were able to list but thirty-two cases as having been reported from the North American continent, out of a total of 451
GORDON H. Diffuse Scleroderma, With Case Report and Autopsy Findings1. Ann Intern Med. ;2:1309–1322. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-2-12-1309
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1929;2(12):1309-1322.
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