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August 5, 1939


JAMA. 1939;113(6):527. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800310065024

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To the Editor:—  Although Drs. Haggard, Greenberg and myself (The Journal, April 1, p. 1229) did not claim to have originated a new method of treatment for fungous infections, two investigators, in addition to those quoted in our article, have called our attention to the fact that they had used this method and had published results while our investigations were still under way. In February 1936 Jersild and Plessner (Bull. Soc. franç. de dermat. et. syph.43:450 [Feb.] 1936) reported their successful treatment of epidermophytosis of the extremities by a method varying only slightly from the method used by us. In addition, Martin, Baker and Conant (Am. J. Trop. Med.16:593 [Sept.] 1936) reported successful treatment of blastomycosis by iontophoresis of copper.Although both of these publications had escaped our notice at the time we published our article, the fact that these investigators have also used this method

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