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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
Goldenberg H. "SUPPOSED DANGERS OF WET DRESSINGS OF ALUMINUM ACETATE". Arch Derm Syphilol. 1928;17(6):849. doi:10.1001/archderm.1928.02380120084012
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