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April 29, 1893

FORTY CASES OF PSORIASIS TREATED WITH ARSENIOUS ACID.Read before the Section of Dermatology and Syphilography, at the Forty-third Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, held at Detroit, June, 1892.

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JAMA. 1893;XX(17):482. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420440020001c

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So much has been said about psoriasis and its treatment, especially with arsenic, that I refrain from consuming much of your time.

It was before this Section that I read a paper on the uses of arsenic in May, 1888. I then endeavored to bring out the principal physiological advantages over the other remedies in the treatment of certain skin diseases.

To-day I will confine my remarks to its use in the treatment of forty cases of the various forms of psoriasis. This number constitutes all that I have treated during the last six years, both in private and public practice. With the eight or ten cases that did not come under my immediate care, I have seen about fifty cases from various sections of the country. Of the many remedies used in the treatment for psoriasis, I do not think that there is one that meets so many requirements

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