THE JOURNAL OF CUTANEOUS DISEASES
By A. S. ASHMEAD, M.D., New York
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I first applied a salicylic acid ointment, but the patient would not adhere to the treatment, removing the application whenever desirable, such as while receiving visitors, or on going out, etc. I then found for her a remedy, mesotan (methyl-oxy-methyl-ester of salicylic acid), with an odor like that of lightning bugs, not at all unpleasant.
ANTIRHEUMATIC TREATMENT OF PSORIASIS OF THE FINGER NAILS. Arch Dermatol. 2005;141(11):1356. doi:10.1001/archderm.141.11.1356