NEW ENGLAND DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY
Quarterly Meeting, Oct. 11, 1922
Loretta Joy Cummins, M.D., Presiding
DERMATITIS ON THE FACE FOLLOWING APPLICATION OF FACE CREAM POSSIBLY CONTAINING MERCURY. Presented by Dr. Casselberry.
A young woman had had brownish areas on the face for four months. She had numerous dark areas on the face, forehead, cheeks and neck. The skin was of normal consistency. The discolored areas were dry, with a slight bluish tinge, and through the glass seemed to be composed of little specks in the mouths of the glands, which it was impossible to wipe off or get out. The areas varied in diameter from one fourth to three fourths inch (6.35 to 19.05 mm.) in diameter. An unopened box of this cream was sent to the chemist, and while a full report from him is not available, preliminary tests would indicate that it contains no mercury.
Dr. Towle said
Society Transactions. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1923;7(4):545–566. doi:10.1001/archderm.1923.02360100118014
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