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October 1928


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1928;18(4):625-628. doi:10.1001/archderm.1928.02380160126017

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Psoriasis Under Colloidal Gold Therapy. Presented by Dr. Noxon Toomey.  J. C., a man, aged 27, had had acute psoriasis of the generalized small guttate type for a period of ten weeks. He had not had any previous medication or other form of treatment. He was given doses of colloidal gold by mouth for four weeks. The gold solution was prescribed in doses of 0.125 grain (8 mg.) of the pure metal, three times a day, but was actually taken irregularly, averaging about 0.25 grain (16 mg.) of metallic gold a day. The lesions over the body almost completely faded by the end of the first week, although a few of the larger lesions were discernible. Patches on the elbows were recognizable as psoriasis, but were no longer scaling profusely and showed only small, isolated plaques. This patient was shown for the purpose of comparison with his appearance at a

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