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December 21, 1935

Therapeutics

JAMA. 1935;105(25):2062-2064. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760510034009

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Abstract

THE THERAPEUTICS OF THE COOK COUNTY HOSPITAL  Edited by BERNARD FANTUS, M.D. CHICAGO

Note.—  In their elaboration, these articles are submitted to the members of the attending staff of the Cook County Hospital by the director of therapeutics, Dr. Bernard Fantus. The views expressed by various members are incorporated in the final draft for publication. The articles will be continued from time to time in these columns. When completed, the series will be published in book form.—Ed.

THE CAUSAL THERAPY OF CONTACT DERMATITIS  In Collaboration with Dr. Theodore CornbleetEruptions due to chemicals may be the result of the internal administration of drugs, a condition known as medicinal dermatosis, or of direct application of the irritant to the skin, a condition also known as dermatitis venenata and which we shall speak of as contact dermatitis.

DISCOVERY OF THE IRRITANT  A contact dermatitis may be merely the usual reaction to

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