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October 3, 1936


JAMA. 1936;107(14):1126-1132. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.92770400002012

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This is one of a series of articles written by eminent clinicians for the purpose of extending information concerning the official medicines. The twenty-four articles in this series have been planned and developed through the cooperation of the U. S. Pharmacopeial Committee of Revision andThe Journal of the American Medical Association.—Ed.

In this article we shall confine ourselves to a discussion of the use of parasiticides in the parasitic disorders occurring in dermatologic practice. A discussion of the use of these remedies in diseases of nonparasitic origin would lead us too far afield, since it would embrace almost the entire field of dermatotherapeutics.

In the accompanying list are the most important members of the group of drugs referred to as the parasiticides. They form the basis of present-day antiparasitic therapy. There are other remedies, some of which will be mentioned in the text, but these are purposely omitted in

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