Many years ago one of us1 lauded the merits and superiority of antistreptococcus serum over many other methods in the treatment of facial erysipelas. Shortly after this the specific antiserum came into use and replaced to a great extent the antistreptococcus serum.2 Although the advocated use of ultraviolet rays as a treatment of erysipelas is not new,3 it was only after the work of Ude4 and Titus5 that much attention was drawn to this form of treatment and the efficacy of the ultraviolet rays was evaluated. The work reported here was completed in order to compare our results with those of other investigators, to draw conclusions and to mention some points in the comparison that may be not only pertinent but interesting as well.
It is important to note that only adult facial erysipelas, in which no operation had been done and which were seen
LAVENDER HJ, GOLDMAN L. FACIAL ERYSIPELASEVALUATION AND COMPARISON OF SPECIFIC ANTISERUM AND ULTRAVIOLET THERAPY. JAMA. 1935;105(6):401–403. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760320003002
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