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June 1928


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1928;17(6):849. doi:10.1001/archderm.1928.02380120084012

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To the Editor:—  In the concluding paragraph of your editorial on "Supposed Dangers of Wet Dressings of Aluminum Acetate" (Arch. Dermat. & Syph.16:754 [Dec.] 1927), you invite contributions pertinent to the question raised in this report.I have not had the ill fortune to encounter a case similar to the one reported by Dr. Arthur E. Hertzel, but I not infrequently see irritations caused by the so-called Burow's solution in proper dilution.Ever since my student days I have been familiar with the usefulness of this preparation. It is a standby in my practice as a wet dressing, or incorporated in anhydrous wool fat and Lassar's paste as a salve, which I have designated "1: 2: 3: salve," under which name it is known in New York. This term signifies the proportion of the three constituents.I do not, however, employ the official solution of aluminum acetate, but

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