During the past two years, I have been employing a method in the treatment of psoriasis which is not entirely original, but which has proved so efficient that I feel that it is worthy of wider trial, and for that reason I wish to bring it to the attention of the members of this organization. Primarily formulated as a war measure, for the purpose of getting rid of the cutaneous eruption as quickly as possible in candidates for the aviation corps, the method proved so satisfactory that we have since been employing it as a routine measure.
At the beginning, I wish to say that the procedure is one to be used only in combating the disease in the quiescent stage and not during the acute or eruptive periods. Every patient should receive a careful general physical examination before treatment is instituted, and any discoverable coexisting focal infection should be
SUTTON RL. THE TREATMENT OF PSORIASIS. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1921;4(5):633–635. doi:10.1001/archderm.1921.02350240076006