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May 30, 1908

IODIN IN TREATMENT OF ULCERS.

JAMA. 1908;L(22):1790. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.25310480028002c

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Abstract

About two years ago I began using iodin for ulcers by painting the skin up to the edge of the ulcer. This produced such good results that I ventured to use it on the surface of the ulcer itself. The effect has been excellent. I have found this application of iodin a very efficient means of converting a septic ulcer into a clean, granulating wound which heals readily. I use it in a concentrated form or a saturated solution in alcohol and apply it every day or as often as is required until the slough separates, when an ordinary dusting powder and gauze may be applied. The iodin should then be discontinued, but if any unhealthy or superfluous granulations appear, it should be again applied. It quickly changes a phagedenic ulceration into a healthy condition. I have used it in many forms of mouth and throat troubles by painting it

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