Transactions of the American Dermatological Association (Google eBook)

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Page 3 - He sometimes increases the bichloride of mercury to thirty grains in the same quantity of collodion, if the milder application does not answer. It is applied every day once, the upper crust of the previous application being removed before a fresh one is made. Four such applications generally soften the wart to such a degree that gentle traction removes it painlessly, the further dressing being any simple ointment.
Page 116 - ... some poison, an alkaloid, possibly, the result of faulty chylopoietic metabolism, which in varying doses in different constitutions, excites in one urticaria, in a second peliosis rheumatica, and in a third a fatal form of purpura.
Page 39 - ... as directly tend to prevent scratching. To admonish the patient to refrain from this is usually of little avail. Restraint may be possible during waking hours, but at night, when the trouble is always at its worst, and especially during the state of somnolence midway between sleeping and waking, no power can prevent it. It can only be avoided by first mitigating the lesion through the aid of antipruritics.
Page 40 - ... and may be required in liberal doses. It is important to avoid the enervating effects of loss of sleep, and for this purpose sulphonal or some other hypnotic is occasionally needed. In connection with this two internal remedies, which have been especially recommended by Bulkley, are worthy of mention they are cannabis indica and gelsemium. The former is known to be a cutaneous anesthetic as well as an analgesic, and by virtue of the former quality should be useful in pruritus.
Page 33 - ... over the affected area, which is then afterwards well and firmly rubbed with the same for some seconds. I generally extend the application somewhat beyond the area actually bereft of hair, that is, when touching small separate spots. The application is a little painful at first, but I have never found patients object to a second application, when necessary. I seldom apply it to more than two or three square inches at a sitting, even when the disease is extensive ; where there is a large area...
Page 22 - That the solution is a powerful agent, and should not be used indiscriminately or carelessly, as there is danger of producing severe dermatitis and constitutional poisoning. V. That its chief therapeutical advantages are due to its penetrating action into the tissues of the skin, its rapid destruction of all forms of microorganisms, and its wonderful power in hastening the absorption of inflammatory products. VI. That it is, therefore, especially serviceable in parasitic skin affections and in all...
Page 41 - Sig. Shake before using. To correct the disagreeable odor of the linseed oil, a drop or two of the oil of bergamot may be added. Salicylic acid and salol, though less energetic in their effects, act similarly to the carbolic acid. Thymol is also an admirable antipruritic, but on account of its irritating effect cannot be used when the skin is sensitive.
Page 40 - The bromides, on the other hand, are often indispensable, and may be required in liberal doses. It is important to avoid the enervating effects of loss of sleep, and for this purpose sulphonal or some other hypnotic is occasionally needed. In connection with this, two internal remedies, which have been especially recommended by Bulkley, are worthy of mention, and they are cannabis indica and gelsemium.
Page 41 - antipruritic oil ' has been much employed by the author for years, both in a local and so-called universal form of the disease, with no more untoward results than now and then a trifling dermatitis, when through oversight the patient has been allowed to make the applications too frequently...
Page 1 - At an informal meeting of the undersigned, held in Philadelphia, at the rooms of the Section of Practical Medicine, of the American Medical Association, Wednesday, June...

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