The not infrequent use of balsam of Peru, both for its stimulating property and as a component of ointment for the treatment of scabies, and the general opinion that it is nonirritant, would seem to make the following case history worthy of record.
REPORT OF CASE
M. K., aged 40, a steel worker, was seen in the wards of St. Alexis Hospital, Cleveland, on May 1, 1926, through the courtesy of Dr. George E. Follansbee. He had been burned on the right arm, the neck and the chest in a steel mill on March 22, 1926. The burns were described as of the first degree. The burned surfaces had been dressed with an ointment which is used as a routine treatment in the plant in which he was employed and its use was continued in the hospital. The burned surfaces did not heal properly but remained inflamed. One of the