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April 4, 1885


JAMA. 1885;IV(14):365-366. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390890001001

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RINGWORM OF THE SCALP.  A Clinical Lecture, Delivered at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Chicago.BY HENRY J. REYNOLDS, M.D.PROFESSOR OF DERMATOLOGY IN THE COLLEGE.

Gentlemen,  —1 wish today to engage your attention while I speak of the condition known as tinea trichophytina. Under this head are embraced what are usually described as three separate and distinct affections, viz., tinea circinata, or the common ringworm of the face and body, tinea tonsurans, or ringworm scalp, and tinea sycosis, or ringworm of the beard, called also tinea barbœ, barber's itch.They are all embraced under the head parasitic diseases, and are produced by one of the three vegetable parasites, recognized as capable of producing skin diseases, viz., the trichophyton tonsurans; the other two forms of vegetable growth or parasite, as they are called, giving rise to the diseases known as tinea favosa, or favus, and tinea versicolor. These

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