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March 21, 2011

Articles of Faith: Bruiser

Arch Dermatol. 2011;147(3):298. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2011.8

Although it was never my intent with “Articles of Faith” to mock or belittle folk, home, or alternative remedies, it would surely be hard to do so, when modern medicine can't offer a legitimate option of its own. I don't know how many times a day I, as a dermatologist, have to admit to the frail, the anticoagulated, or the just plain clumsy that there is really nothing I can do for their bruising. Well, here's Bruiser to illustrate some of the things that have been suggested to make those ugly boo-boos go away faster (Figure).

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