Photographic Illustrations of Skin Diseases
"48 Artotype plates, by E. Bierstadt, from photographs of skin diseases, some plates with more than one photograph. This book and the series on syphilis are the two major photographically illustrated volumes in medical diagnostics during the 19th century in the United States. Both books were hand tinted, which adds an air of surreality. This book was first issued in 1879 and the plates differ somewhat between the editions [cf. CAI NE2698 H3235p 1883; formerly D.A.H. 1883:3]"--Hanson Collection catalog, p. 87.
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acid acne acute affected skin appearance applied attack bath become body carbolic acid cause character chloasma chronic chrysarobin cicatrix color comedo common commonly condition congestion crust cure curette cutaneous dermatitis desquamation diagnosis disappear disease eczema elevated epidermis epithelioma eruption erythema especially excoriated extremities exudation face favus fever finger follicles frequently glands growth hair hands horny infiltration inflammation inflammatory irritation itching keloid leprosy lesions lessen lichen lichen planus lotion lupus margin marked mercury mild moist nail nature nodules observed occur ointment pain papular papules parasitic patches patient peculiar pemphigus phtheiriasis physician pigment pityriasis plan of treatment portion present produced pruritus psoriasis pustular pustules rare reddened remedy removed result rosacea Salicylic acid scales scalp scaly scratching sebaceous sebaceous glands seborrhoea seen slight smooth soap sometimes superficial surface swelling sycosis symptoms syphilis tendency thickened tion tissue trichophytosis tumor ulcer urticaria usually vesicles yellowish
Page 8 - ... condition. After bathing the skin with soap and hot water, and carefully drying it, the application of precipitated sulphur, tannic acid, or some other astringent powder is usually beneficial. If there be a tendency for thin crusts to form over the affected surface the following ointment, lightly applied by means of the finger, is preferable.
Page 16 - The stockings are changed twice daily, and the stocking feet are placed for some hours in a jar containing a saturated solution of boracic acid. They are then dried, and are fit for wear again if it be desired. The boracic acid effectually destroys the smell. But to kill the bacteria in the stocking is not enough.
Page 165 - ... a prolonged and thorough administration of mercury. I doubt if they are more likely to appear in those cases in which mercury is given merely with a view to removing the symptoms of the disease in its early stage. My own practice is to give mercury in every case during the existence of any symptom of the disease, whether it occurs early or late. In the early period I continue the use of mercury for six months after the last symptom has yielded, and I do this partly in deference to the opinion...
Page 8 - In obstinate cases of seborrhcea of the nose, and these cases are generally obstinate, I have obtained the best results by having the patient rub the nose vigorously before going to bed with a soft linen rag wet with ether, and then apply the following lotion : R.
Page 163 - II. Mercury is an Overrated Remedy. The fact that a remedy will do much is no indication that it will accomplish everything that may be desired of it. Mercury will lessen the manifestations and shorten the course of syphilis in most cases, but it will not always produce a speedy and beneficial effect, as many physicians have been led to believe. Some of the worst cases of syphilis which I have observed in...
Page 165 - I do this partly in deference to the opinion of eminent authority and the commonly-accepted teachings. I then stop the administration of the drug and await further developments. If symptoms reappear, I resort again to the use of mercury, and continue it this time for two or three months after their disappearance. In late syphilis I give mercury for the purpose of subduing any symptom which may occur, and stop its use as soon as I have accomplished this result.
Page 9 - Oil of bergamont qs M. If this plan of treatment is carried out for a few weeks, the tendency to the return of the crust will usually cease. In the many cases where seborrhcea does not form a thick crust upon the scalp, but occurs in the form of dandriff, with falling of the hair, it is often necessary to prolong the treatment several months.
Page 9 - ... therefore be directed to shampoo the head twice every week, or oftener if it seems necessary, and to apply meanwhile some slightly stimulating ointment every night. Hyde recommends the following : 9.
Page 166 - ... dissipation, improper food, and lack of out-door exercise, have produced a condition of mind and body which complicates the syphilis, and for which mercury is not a specific. Teachers of medicine strive to impress upon the minds of pupils the necessity of treating the disease, and not merely its symptom. Were I able, I would impress upon the mind of every physician the duty of treating the patient, and not simply his disease. In the use of anti-syphilitic remedies I am certain that we shall achieve...