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April 1931

PHYTOPHARMACOLOGY OF PEMPHIGUS AND OTHER DERMATOSES: ADDITIONAL STUDIES

Author Affiliations

BALTIMORE

From the Department of Dermatology, Johns Hopkins Hospital and Medical School, and Research Laboratory of Pharmacology, Hynson, Westcott & Dunning.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1931;23(4):601-613. doi:10.1001/archderm.1931.03880220003001
Abstract

In our first communication,1 it was stated that the discovery of a characteristic toxicity for plant growth in the blood of patients with pemphigus was an accidental observation in connection with the examination of 250 specimens of various dermatoses. This discovery induced us to pay special attention to pemphigus, particularly because this toxicity apparently held for all the forms of pemphigus which we examined. It included an occasional case of the Senear-Usher type as well as a number of instances of so-called pemphigus of the eye, both those associated with, and those free from, lesions demonstrated elsewhere on the body. The present report is concerned with the subject of pemphigus alone, with the exception of certain other conditions to which reference will be made. The test was applied to 60 additional cases. It is our purpose to make critical comments on the readings, to call attention to some elements

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