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April 1926

XLVI.—A NEW APPLICATION FOR VARICOSE ULCERS

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1926;13(4):519-521. doi:10.1001/archderm.1926.02370160056005
Abstract

The following formula was submitted to the writer for clinical trial some time ago by Dr. F. P. Dunnington, professor emeritus of analytical and industrial chemistry at the University of Virginia. Professor Dunnington thought it would be a superior stimulating and antiseptic application for ulcers and an excellent antiseptic remedy for small abrasions, etc., if mopped on several times daily. The formula is as follows: boracic acid, 63 Gm.; potash hydroxide (stick), 28 Gm.; water, 200 c. c.

Method of Preparation.—  Heat the boracic acid and potash hydroxide with 150 c.c. of water in a porcelain dish. Let it cool and fill to 200 c. c., giving a solution of specific gravity of 1.2. This solution, while comparatively mild in action on the unbroken skin, is frequently painful on ulcers if used in full strength. It will take off paint or varnish from furniture, so the patient should be warned

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