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I believe that the subject "Eczema Infantile" will be of greater interest to this Section than any of the cutaneous diseases met during the first five years of childhood. It is a very common disease and one for which the general practitioner is frequently consulted. Not, however, until many of the numerous household remedies have proven themselves of no avail.
I do not care, on this occasion, to discuss the pathology or the cause from a bacteriological stand point. Neither do I care to report any special case or class of cases; only to speak of the eczema of childhood and its treatment, that we may discuss the management which has been the simplest, most easily applied with the best results thus far obtained by the author. There is not any skin disease that is so aggravating to childhood. There are none more unsightly. Usually both the head and face
RICKETTS BM. ECZEMA INFANTILE. Read before the Section of Diseases of Children, at the forty-third annual meeting of the American Medical Association, held at Detroit, Mich., June, 1892. JAMA. 1892;XIX(26):740–741. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420260006001c
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