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May 1940

VITAMIN THERAPY IN DERMATOLOGYWITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO VITAMIN D IN THE TREATMENT OF ACNE AND OF DISEASES DUE TO ALTERED USAGE OF CALCIUM

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1940;41(5):842-857. doi:10.1001/archderm.1940.01490110028005
Abstract

One has only to start a search of the literature on vitamins to realize how vast the problem has become. Even if the search is restricted to vitamin therapy in dermatology it still plunges the investigator into a mass of detail that it is not possible to repeat in a paper of reasonable length. I have therefore restricted this article to individual observations that I have found worthy of note and have given as briefly as possible the bibliographic confirmation of the problems herein presented. The paper thus stresses the results of my own clinical experience and statistical observations from my case records.

RESULTS OF VITAMIN THERAPY  The largest amount of space is given to reporting results from the use of vitamin D mainly in the treatment of acne vulgaris, with a limited comparison with vitamin A. I shall also report 2 cases of localized scleroderma in which there was

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