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December 1937

Les médications dermatologiques

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1937;36(6):1312. doi:10.1001/archderm.1937.01480060185027

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The author has compiled an orderly study of dermatologic therapeutics, the obtaining of material on which in the past has required the student to consult many textbooks and systems of dermatology. Treatment of specific diseases is avoided. In the introductory chapter Levy discusses briefly the general action of topical applications and the skin as a physicochemical membrane and attempts to link the recent biologic investigations of the chemistry of the skin and therapeutic procedures. The general outline of presentation is that used by Darier in his Précis de dermatologie. In the first chapter he discusses the types of pharmaceutic preparations for local applications, including solutions, emulsions, powders, fatty substances, plasters and varnishes. The next covers the active drugs commonly used in dermatology and their manner of use. The third chapter deals with cleansing and soothing agents; anesthetic, antipruritic, keratolytic and reducing agents, and rubifacients, depilatories, bleaches and caustics.


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