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KAPOSI'S SARCOMA AND NORTHERN ITALY: A 68-YEAR-OLD ERROR CONTINUES TO BE REPEATED

KAPOSI'S SARCOMA AND NORTHERN ITALY: A 68-YEAR-OLD ERROR CONTINUES TO BE REPEATED Abstract To The Editor: De Amicis,1 in a paper on Kaposi's sarcoma read in Moscow in 1897 said: In den nördlichen Provinzen Italiens ist sie sehr häufig (In the Northern Provinces of Italy it is very frequent).A few months before, De Amicis2 spoke on the same topic before the Royal Academy of Medicine and Surgery of Naples. The frequency of the disease in the Northern Provinces of Italy was not mentioned.De Amicis' statement1 was picked up by Dörfell3 and repeated by Mackee and Cipollaro,4 Grinspan,5 Kaminer and Murray,6 Grandbois and Gaumond7 Bluefarb,8 Oettle,9 Binkley,10 Rajka,11 and probably others, outside Italy and France.Oettle9 enlarges De Amicis' statement and calls the Northern Italians "susceptible" to the disease.The air-distance from the northern border of Italy to the southern end of the peninsula is about the same as References 1. De Amicis, T.: Die Sarkomatose der Haut , Monatshefte Praktische Dermatologie 25:309-331 ( (Oct 1) ) 1897. 2. De Amicis, T.: Sulla sarcoma tosi cutanea idiopatica , Gazzetta degli Ospedali e delle Cliniche 64:685 ( (May 30) ) 1897. 3. Dörfell, J.: Histogenesis of Multiple Idiopathic Hemorrhagic Sarcoma of Kaposi , Arch Derm Syph 26:608 ( (Oct) ) 1932.Crossref 4. MacKee, G.M., and Cipollaro, A.C.: Idiopathic Multiple Hemorrhagic Sarcoma (Kaposi) , Amer J Cancer 26:1 ( (Jan) ) 1936.Crossref 5. Grinspan, D.: "Sarcomatosis" de Kaposi , El Buenos Aires: El Ateneo, 1950. 6. Kaminer, B., and Murray, J.F.: Sarcoma Idiopathic Multiple Hemorrhagic of Kaposi , S Afr J Clin Sci 1:1-25 ( (March) ) 1950. 7. Grandbois, J., and Gaumond, E.: Kaposi Sarcoma , Canad Med Assoc J 74:813-816, 1956. 8. Bluefarb, S.M.: Kaposi Sarcoma , Springfield, Ill: C. C. Thomas, 1957. 9. Oettle, A.G.: Geographical and Racial Differences in the Frequency of Kaposi Sarcoma as Evidence of Environmental or Genetic Causes , Acta Un Int Cancer 18:330-363, 1962. 10. Binkley, G.W.: Kaposi Idiopathic Hemorrhagic Sarcoma , Arch Derm 92:106 ( (July) ) 1965.Crossref 11. Rajka, G.: Kaposi Sarcoma Associated With Hodgkin's Disease , Acta Dermatovener 45:40-43, 1965. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Dermatology American Medical Association

KAPOSI'S SARCOMA AND NORTHERN ITALY: A 68-YEAR-OLD ERROR CONTINUES TO BE REPEATED

Archives of Dermatology , Volume 93 (1) – Jan 1, 1966

KAPOSI'S SARCOMA AND NORTHERN ITALY: A 68-YEAR-OLD ERROR CONTINUES TO BE REPEATED

Abstract

Abstract To The Editor: De Amicis,1 in a paper on Kaposi's sarcoma read in Moscow in 1897 said: In den nördlichen Provinzen Italiens ist sie sehr häufig (In the Northern Provinces of Italy it is very frequent).A few months before, De Amicis2 spoke on the same topic before the Royal Academy of Medicine and Surgery of Naples. The frequency of the disease in the Northern Provinces of Italy was not mentioned.De Amicis' statement1 was picked up by Dörfell3 and repeated by...
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0003-987X
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10.1001/archderm.1966.01600190154035
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Abstract

Abstract To The Editor: De Amicis,1 in a paper on Kaposi's sarcoma read in Moscow in 1897 said: In den nördlichen Provinzen Italiens ist sie sehr häufig (In the Northern Provinces of Italy it is very frequent).A few months before, De Amicis2 spoke on the same topic before the Royal Academy of Medicine and Surgery of Naples. The frequency of the disease in the Northern Provinces of Italy was not mentioned.De Amicis' statement1 was picked up by Dörfell3 and repeated by Mackee and Cipollaro,4 Grinspan,5 Kaminer and Murray,6 Grandbois and Gaumond7 Bluefarb,8 Oettle,9 Binkley,10 Rajka,11 and probably others, outside Italy and France.Oettle9 enlarges De Amicis' statement and calls the Northern Italians "susceptible" to the disease.The air-distance from the northern border of Italy to the southern end of the peninsula is about the same as References 1. De Amicis, T.: Die Sarkomatose der Haut , Monatshefte Praktische Dermatologie 25:309-331 ( (Oct 1) ) 1897. 2. De Amicis, T.: Sulla sarcoma tosi cutanea idiopatica , Gazzetta degli Ospedali e delle Cliniche 64:685 ( (May 30) ) 1897. 3. Dörfell, J.: Histogenesis of Multiple Idiopathic Hemorrhagic Sarcoma of Kaposi , Arch Derm Syph 26:608 ( (Oct) ) 1932.Crossref 4. MacKee, G.M., and Cipollaro, A.C.: Idiopathic Multiple Hemorrhagic Sarcoma (Kaposi) , Amer J Cancer 26:1 ( (Jan) ) 1936.Crossref 5. Grinspan, D.: "Sarcomatosis" de Kaposi , El Buenos Aires: El Ateneo, 1950. 6. Kaminer, B., and Murray, J.F.: Sarcoma Idiopathic Multiple Hemorrhagic of Kaposi , S Afr J Clin Sci 1:1-25 ( (March) ) 1950. 7. Grandbois, J., and Gaumond, E.: Kaposi Sarcoma , Canad Med Assoc J 74:813-816, 1956. 8. Bluefarb, S.M.: Kaposi Sarcoma , Springfield, Ill: C. C. Thomas, 1957. 9. Oettle, A.G.: Geographical and Racial Differences in the Frequency of Kaposi Sarcoma as Evidence of Environmental or Genetic Causes , Acta Un Int Cancer 18:330-363, 1962. 10. Binkley, G.W.: Kaposi Idiopathic Hemorrhagic Sarcoma , Arch Derm 92:106 ( (July) ) 1965.Crossref 11. Rajka, G.: Kaposi Sarcoma Associated With Hodgkin's Disease , Acta Dermatovener 45:40-43, 1965.

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Archives of DermatologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jan 1, 1966

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