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July 1922


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From the isolation wards of the Mississippi State Charity Hospital.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1922;6(1):55-56. doi:10.1001/archderm.1922.02360010058009

The recent epidemic of smallpox in this section of the country gave us an opportunity to make some interesting observations as to the action of phenyl salicylate in this disease. This synthetic drug was suggested for use by one of our colleagues (J. A. K. Birchett, M. D.) to whom we are greatly indebted for cooperation.

The prevention of scarring covers an interesting chapter in the literature. Various measures have been pursued with varying success. Among the most popular are exclusion of light, local use of iodin, mercuric chlorid, boric acid, oils, glycerin, potassium permanganate or phenol.

It so happened that a member of our nursing staff who had been vaccinated was unfortunate enough to autoinoculate herself on a previous herpes about the lip, thus developing vaccinia of the lip. She was given 10 grains of salol four times a day, and the end result in four weeks was that

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