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May 31, 1924


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Berkeley, Calif. Acting University Physician.

JAMA. 1924;82(22):1801. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02650480057038

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To the Editor:  —I have been using liquid air as a curative agent for poison oak dermatitis for some time. I find but one reference to the application of liquid air to poison oak dermatitis in the literature in twenty-five years. I have in preparation an article for your journal which I will forward in the near future.The curative powers of liquid air in poison oak dermatitis were rediscovered accidentally by a Mr. G. F. Nelson, mechanician in the department of chemistry of the University of California, who was himself suffering from poison oak dermatitis and was at the same time making liquid air. Since then he has used it on students and employees of the chemistry department of the University of California with similar remarkable results.Since this has come to my attention, I have used it at the University of California Infirmary and kept a record of

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