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February 1937


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New York.

New York.

New York.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1937;35(2):293-294. doi:10.1001/archderm.1937.01470200093016

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To the Editor.—The letter of Drs. Myers and Throne was submitted to us for our comment. In our recent article in the Archives (34:207 [Aug.] 1936) we simply stated the fact that Van Dyck, Kingsbury, Throne and Myers in their original articles (New York State J. Med.31:611, 1931) did not mention regular cutaneous hyposensitization but discussed the therapeutic effects of injections of trichophytin. We further mentioned that Sulzberger and Wise reported that "repeated intracutaneous injections of trichophytin regularly [italics ours] succeed in reducing sensitivity of the skin to trichophytin.'' This statement is based on the report of successful reduction of cutaneous sensitivity in fifteen of eighteen cases as recorded in the paper by Sulzberger and Wise read before the Section of Dermatology and Syphilology of the American Medical Association at the meeting in Philadelphia, on June 10, 1931, and listed in the program of the

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