The materials from which this paper has been constructed were drawn from the clinical records of seventy-five cases of ringworm of the scalp treated in the wards of the New York Skin and Cancer Hospital during the ten years ending in the spring of 1892. The purpose of the paper being neither to present a brilliant array of suspiciously favorable statistics, nor to puff any one method of treatment, this series of cases has not been subjected to any process of selection or elimination. And if the facts, when allowed to speak for themselves, tell of failure more often than of success, the lesson they teach us is no less valuable on that account.
Of the seventy-five patients who have furnished the facts for this report all were inmates of the hospital during the whole course of their treatment. They were therefore constantly under the care of the resident physicians,
PULSFORD HA. EXPERIENCE IN THE TREATMENT OF RINGWORM OF THE SCALP IN THE NEW YORK SKIN AND AND CANCER HOSPITAL. JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(2):72–77. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440020024001j
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