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Article
August 6, 1927

NEED FOR RESEARCH IN THE TREATMENT OF EPIDERMOPHYTOSES

JAMA. 1927;89(6):421-423. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690060001001
Abstract

Cultural studies of the pathogenic fungi have offered so much of interest and promise that other phases of the epidermophytoses have been relatively neglected. I do not minimize the importance of determinative mycology, nor would I suggest that it give way to other investigation; but it is evident to many dermatologists that our present methods of treatment are far from satisfactory.

During the past decade widespread interest in the fungous infections has been stimulated by an ever increasing number of papers on the subject from all parts of the civilized world, and by an ever increasing number of clinical cases, both in public and in private practice. Very little attention, however, has been devoted to the purely therapeutic side of the question. It is a noteworthy fact that the first intensive laboratory attack on the problem was made in this country by Schamberg and Kolmer,1 who determined the fungicidal

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