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May 13, 1893

ON THE DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF ECZEMA SEBORRHOICUM.Read in the Section of Dermatology and Syphilology, at the Forty-third Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, held at Detroit. Mich., June 7, 1892.

JAMA. 1893;XX(19):528-532. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420460010001b

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Abstract

Eighteen years ago I had the honor of presenting to the American Medical Association, which then met in this same city of Detroit, an article upon "The Management of Eczema," which, as I have since learned, was the first article relating to diseases of the skin which had ever been printed in the Transactions of this Association. It has seemed therefore very fitting to again present here an article upon the subject of eczema, relating to aphase of it which was entirely unknown at the time I read the article alluded to.

In my former paper I attempted briefly to go over the subject of the nature of eczema and its proper treatment, and I dwelt largely upon the constitutional origin of the disease and its management by diet, internal medication and external applications. I endeavored to show that the eruption upon the skin was very commonly but an external

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