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Syphilis Tertiaria

Date: 1910 | Identifier: LL02.49.00.107
Dermatologic stereoview card. Front of card shows a view of the palm of a person’s hand up to just above the wrist with Syphilis Tertiaria. The reverse of the card describes the dermatologic conditions as well as the diagnosis and treatment. The tuberculo-squamosa syphilid on the palms and soles in its onset bears a strong resemblance to the papulo-squamous lesion. It starts as a slightly raised infiltrated coppery tubercle upon which the epidermis soon becomes dry, gray and crinkled, and then detached at the middle leaving near the periphery a collar of scaling epidermis whose loose, elevated, irregular edge is directed toward the center of the lesion; the stain of the tubercle is visible beyond the line of attachment of the scales. This type of Syphilis Tertiaria may be known as Syphilis tubero-squamosa. more...