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April 29, 1933

Thérapeutique médicale. V: Peau, syphilis et cancer.

JAMA. 1933;100(17):1363-1364. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740170061035

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This small volume includes lectures, complementary to Loeper's course on therapeutics, given during 1932. In his discussion on skin infection, Milian deprecates the prolonged use of poultices, because of their tendency to give rise to and aggravate furunculosis, owing to maceration of the skin which they produce. In the treatment of pyodermatitis he prefers 1 per cent solution of iodine in alcohol applied twice daily. He also makes extensive use, in skin infection, of a 0.25 per cent solution each of methyl violet and methyl green in alcohol. In discussing the external remedies used in dermatoses, Bory points out that, in view of the richness of the epidermis in sulphur (2.48 per cent), it is no wonder that sulphur is one of the most important medicaments in dermatotherapy. He gives a formula for colloidal sulphur, prepared by boiling washed sulphur (0.20 Gm.) in glycerin (100 cc.) from three to five

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