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To the Editor:—
I was about to mail you a report on 4 patients with hair lacquer dermatitis of the neck, ears and face when I saw the notice in this morning's Philadelphia Inquirer that your office is aware of this condition. All these patients were seen within one month. Patch tests were positive in two of my patients.The hair lacquer in all 4 of my patients was "Hubère's," and two of the largest department stores here, Wanamaker's and Strawbridge & Clothier's, with whom I have been in contact, have removed this particular hair lacquer from sales.I am awaiting a chemical analysis of the substance to send you a fuller report.
Greenbaum SS. HAIR LACQUER DERMATITIS. JAMA. 1943;123(7):436. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840420048018