April 22, 1944

Allergy to Lan-O-Kleen Soap

JAMA. 1944;124(17):1215. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.02850170051015

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In The Journal, Dec. 11, 1943, page 991, appeared an abstract of a workman's compensation case regarding an allergy to Lan-O-Kleen soap, which a workman was required to use in the course of his employment. The abstract of the case emphasized the fact that the employee had used the lava soap for six or seven years and did not develop an allergy until he adopted the Lan-O-Kleen soap. The concluding sentence of the next to last paragraph read "Lava soap was a poison to the workman, and his injury was compensable." In this sentence the words "lava soap" should have been "Lan-O-Kleen soap."

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