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December 1929


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1929;20(6):875-877. doi:10.1001/archderm.1929.01440060119013

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To the Editor.—  Dr. Cleveland White's extremely interesting article on "Autoinoculation Dermatophytosis from Toe Cultures of Human Volunteers" which appeared in the September issue of the Archives of Dermatology and Syphilology seems to me deserving of the widest attention and thought. I, myself, have done some work in this field and am therefore especially interested. In view of this fact I hope that I shall be allowed to venture some comments on Dr. White's excellent paper. My intention is not to criticize, but to emphasize some of the different aspects of the points touched on.In one experiment Dr. White performed inoculations with Trichophyton interdigitale on scarified areas of the skin of the back of a patient suffering from an intertriginous condition of the toes, caused by the same fungus. The inoculation took, reached its acme on the seventh day, and then began to regress. Up to the seventh day

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