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Dercum, Francis X (1865-1931)

Born in 1865.

Professor of Neurology, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia.

Dercum's disease
Multiple subcutaneous lipomata. Dercum may have confined his description to multiple painful lipomata but conventionally a patient with multiple subcutaneous lipomata is said to have Dercum's disease whether they are painful or not.

Adrian P. Ireland