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April 9, 1887


JAMA. 1887;VIII(15):406. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391400014002

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Salicylic Acid in Chancroid.  —The use of salicylic acid in the therapeutics of soft chancre has been recommended by various authors. Dr. Giuseppe di Bella, in a report of cases treated in the clinics of Drs Monteforte and Santi-Sirena, says that this agent has acted promptly and efficaciously in a large number of cases. Hebra has seen a number of cases of chancroid cicatrize in a very few days under treatment by salicylic acid. Dr. Ping y Falco has also obtained most satisfactory results with this same agent in similar cases. Dr. A. Farriols Anglada reports in the Gaceta Médica Catalana, of October 15, 1886, thirty-two cases of soft chancre in which salicylic acid was used with the happiest results. This method, he says, possesses many advantages over the others hitherto used, and especially over the abortive plan. It is very simple, and the patient himself can carry it out;

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