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September 19, 1908

Coal-Tar and Chronic Eczema.

JAMA. 1908;LI(12):1024. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02540120068013

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Kansas City, Mo., Sept. 11, 1908.

To the Editor:  —In The Journal, Aug. 8, 1908, I had a clinical note on the above subject. I have just learned that articles along the same line, written by Dr. Brocq, of Paris, had previously been published in the Annales de Therapeutique, Dermatologique et Syphiligraphique and in the Journal de Médecine et de Chirurgie pratique. While I had never seen nor heard of either of his articles, the suggestion which led me to commence the use of the substance was received in a private letter from Dr. Cowen, a medical friend residing abroad, and from subsequent developments it appears probable that he derived his suggestion from Dr. Brocq's publication. I feel that I have innocently done Dr. Brocq a deep injustice and I desire that he be given full and entire credit for first bringing this remedy before the profession.

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