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The last report of the Boston City Hospital contains an account of the tin dressing for ulcers of the leg, used by Dr. Francis S. Watson, at that institution. The ulcer and surrounding surface are soaked in a solution of corrosive sublimate, one part to 4,000, for ten to fifteen minutes. The surface about the ulcer is then dried and thoroughly cleansed, the ulcer itself being lightly dusted with calomel or iodoform. A piece of protective of Mackintosh cloth is then cut out, of the shape of the ulcer, and in size a little larger, covering a little more than the surface of the ulcer. Next a piece of sheet-tin is cut to the shape and size of the ulcer, and bent to fit smoothly the curve and contour of the leg at this point. This is laid over the protective after that has been laid on the ulcer with
THE ANTISEPTIC TIN DRESSING FOR CHRONIC ULCERS OF THE LEG.. JAMA. 1890;XIV(20):727. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410200027006