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October 1920


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1920;2(4):447-454. doi:10.1001/archderm.1920.02350100035004

When the idea to present a paper on the treatment of this disease came to mind the subject seemed simple enough, but a consultation with the literature soon convinced me that a textbook on the subject was more in order than a paper, so the title more properly should have read: "A Note on Another Method of Treating Generalized Psoriasis."

Intelligent people suffering from the disease learn within a comparatively short time to carry their handicap with little trouble, but its presence is always a handicap, ever demanding more or less embarrassing explanations on its discovery by another person. This was especially true in army life.

Apology may be made for the severity of the course to be outlined, but since the necessity in war developed the method it may prove of future value until the specific or a more rapid method is discovered. The etiology being unknown a specific

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