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October 23, 1948

Diseases Affecting the Vulva

JAMA. 1948;138(8):622. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02900080080028

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Abstract

The appearance of a third edition for such a highly specialized book is proof of its value and popularity. In this edition the author has been particularly careful to bring up to date the therapy of all the diseases discussed in the book. Naturally penicillin and the sulfonamide drugs are mentioned frequently, not only as routine treatment for the venereal infections, but also for many nonvenereal diseases of the skin. Likewise the vitamins in large doses are prescribed by the author even in the absence of any proof of avitaminosis. For example, vitamin D helps in the treatment of lupus vulgaris and vitamin A is of value in certain hyperkeratotic conditions. Podophyllin resin is recommended for the treatment of condylomata acuminata. A solution of sodium bicarbonate mixed with glycerine is suggested for oral ulcers due to lichen planus and in the hyperkeratotic stage of lichen planus of the vulva combined

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