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June 10, 1905

TREATMENT OF PSORIASIS BY THE GENERAL PRACTITIONER.

JAMA. 1905;XLIV(23):1842. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.92500500022001e
Abstract

In a former article1 I described a new ointment, which I have used very successfully in the treatment of psoriasis. It consists of:

This ointment contains keratolytic reducing as well as macerating and antipsoriatic remedies in rather large doses. The combination of sapo, viridis and chrysarobin represents, I believe, an original feature in this application.

During the last two years I have treated a great number of psoriasis patients with this ointment, but I do not intend publishing reports of these cases, as the process of recovery was nearly identical in all. The treatment is as follows:

For from 4 to 6 days the ointment is applied by the aid of a stiff brush to the affected area (after this has dried somewhat it is well to apply a little starch or zinc powder). On the fifth or sixth day the patient starts taking hot baths daily

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