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June 10, 1911


Author Affiliations

Physician to the New York Skin and Cancer Hospital, Consulting Dermatologist to the Randall Island Hospitals, Consulting Physician to the New York Hospital NEW YORK CITY

JAMA. 1911;LVI(23):1706-1709. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.02560230008005

Although I have not heretofore attained all the success which could be desired with the x-ray treatment of ringworm of the scalp, I was so profoundly impressed with the results observed during a recent trip to London and Paris, that I do not hesitate to urge this plan of treatment when it can be properly carried out. As is the case, however, in many matters in medical and surgical practice, the personal equation and the experience of the operator are great factors in success in the employment of the x-rays; but with sufficient care and vigilance, dexterity can be secured by many in the use of this remedy, and the best results obtained.

Ringworm of the scalp is often regarded too lightly. While certain recent cases may yield readily to various forms of treatment, and while the disease tends to pass away at puberty, no one who has had much to

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