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July 1928


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1928;18(1):119-120. doi:10.1001/archderm.1928.02380130122011

During the last thirty-eight years, ringworm of the scalp has been the bane of the institution with which I am associated. There have been from six to forty cases of this condition. Every remedy that could be suggested was tried. Probably the best treatment, until roentgenotherapy was used, was Jackson's iodine and goose grease. With the advent of the roentgen ray, hope was entertained that this disease might be eradicated. Practically every patient treated by the one treatment plan was cured. It was sometimes difficult to get the parent's consent to the use of the roentgen ray, and the admission of new children kept up the infection. Partial alopecia resulted in one or two cases, and in one case, almost complete permanent epilation resulted. The fear of this distressing outcome seems to have made the roentgen-ray department of Cook County Hospital so cautious that for months from twenty-five to thirty

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