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January 1937

EXTERNAL CAUSES OF DERMATITISA LIST OF IRRITANTS

Author Affiliations

Dermatologist, The University Hospital CHICAGO

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1937;35(1):129-179. doi:10.1001/archderm.1937.01470190132013
Abstract

In 1930 I published in the Archives a list of cutaneous irritants.1 This article is an outgrowth of that report. It undertakes to cover all substances which have been reported to cause cutaneous irritation, and the record is brought up to Aug. 1, 1936. The arrangement of the irritants has been changed from that of the first article, in which they were grouped under various classes. Experience seems to show that it is better and more convenient to give an alphabetical list of all irritants. I have given the name of each irritant approximately the way it was designated by the author cited. There are therefore some repetitions and inconsistencies. The U.S.P. term or the term used by the American Medical Association Press has been inserted in parentheses after the original designation whenever possible. I have also given a list of irritants according to occupations in which such

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