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Samuel Irgang

Born 1895
Died 1972

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American dermatologist in New York, born 1895; died 1972.

Biography of Samuel Irgang

He named the "Lupus erythematosus profundus" in 1940. This was called Lupus panniculitis by Moriz Kohn Kaposi (1837-1902) in 1883.

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