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By Henry C. G. Semon

An Atlas of the Commoner ailments specializes in dermatoses most often saw within the regimen outpatient perform. The publication presents abbreviated medical descriptions, in addition to define of remedy. The ebook first bargains info at the differential prognosis and therapy of zits, alopecia areata, chilblains, and dermatitis artefacta. The prognosis and remedy of dermatitis herpetiformis, lichenified dermatitis, dermatitis medicamentosa, and different adaptations of dermatitis also are awarded. The textual content additionally offers the analysis and therapy of different diversifications of eczema and epidermophytosis. The manuscript bargains details at the localization, medical manifestations, and remedy of epithelioma and its variations, erysipeloid, erythema induratum, erythema iris, erythema nodusum, and glossitis. The textual content ponders at the etiology and remedy of herpes zoster, impetigo, kerion, lichen planus, lupus vulgaris, and psoriasis. The manuscript is a responsible reference for readers drawn to the commoner sickness.

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I had seen the patient—an otherwise healthy man of 41—some eight years previously, for facial dermatitis, conjunctivitis, melanosis, and recurrent ' tar warts ', together with others employed in the task of stirring a fuming mixture of pitch and asbestos in open vats. I inspected the factory and made strong representations to its owners on the need for more efficient ventilation, the substitution if practicable of closed retorts for the T primitive open cauldrons, and the provision of proper cleansing facilities.

Desensitization, by injecting even smaller doses of the antigen when discovered, is only temporary. Treatment has therefore to be empirical in almost every case. Locally the affected parts are covered with an ointment or Lassar's paste containing coal tar in percentages varying from 1 to 5, while non-specific desensitization as by an increasing series of whole-blood injections (autohaemotherapy) will be found as valuable as any other method. c. of the patient's own blood are given weekly for five or six weeks into the musculature of the buttocks.

In studying the photograph of this very typical case we should note : — ι. T h e peculiar swarthy tint—a bronze discoloration of the epidermis—which at first sight might be mistaken for the normal effects of sunlight. 2. A n overartion of the sebaceous glands as evidenced by the prominence of their ducts, and the presence of encessive grease (sebum). 3. T h e characteristic warts which bear a strong clinical resemblance to the small lesions of molluscum contagiosum (cf. Plate LXIV). 4. T h e large circular neoplasm, of proliferative rather than ulcerative type, with its prominent raised ci m vallate and well defined ridge.

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