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September 30, 1893

SOCIETY NEWS.

JAMA. 1893;XXI(14):505-508. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420660035010

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Abstract

American Dermatological Association.  Abstract of the Proceedings of the Seventeenth Annual Meeting, held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, September 5 and 6,1893.

September 5—First Day—Morning Session.  The Association met in the club-room of the Pfister House, and was called to order by the President, Dr. George Henry Fox of New York, at 9:30 A. M.The first paper read was by Dr. R. B. Morison of Baltimore, Md., entitled

COSMETICS.  The author said that cosmetics, in a general way, may be divided into two classes, namely, those which are irritating, and those which are soothing. For instance, if we wish to remove freckles or warts, a stronger application must be made than if we simply prescribe for a redness following an acne, or an eczema. It is invariably his custom to teach the patient, either through himself or his assistant, how to apply local remedies. Salves, plasters, lotions, and caustics are so

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