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To the Editor:—
A Note on the Treatment of Larva Migrans is the title of an article in the September, 1921, issue of this journal, by Dr. Lloyd W. Ketron of Baltimore.Dr. Ketron treated a patient very successfully by freezing with ethyl chlorid. He could find no mention in the literature of this method of treatment.Under the heading "Case Reports," in the Texas State Journal of Medicine, October, 1916, I reported a case in which the patient was treated by this method in September, 1915. In the same journal, February, 1918, the second case was reported. Since that time, I have treated by this method eighteen patients, one of whom had nineteen active foci.The treatment has been so simple and uniformly efficient that I have not had occasion to try another. A few of my friends in Texas have used this method and they have reported satisfactory
Shelmire JB. THE FIRST USE OF ETHYL CHLORID FREEZING IN THE TREATMENT OF LARVA MIGRANS. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1922;5(4):493. doi:10.1001/archderm.1922.02350290063006
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