The members of the consulting staff include: Drs. Paul A. O'Leary (chairman), Rochester, Minn.; S. William Becker, Chicago; Howard Fox, New York; Samuel M. Peck, New York; Richard L. Sutton Jr., Kansas City, Mo., and Harry J. Templeton, Oakland, Calif. Dr. O'Leary was unable to be present at this meeting, and Dr. Fox acted as temporary chairman. All other members of the consulting staff were present.
Much time was devoted to the wording of a definition for a primary cutaneous irritant and for a cutaneous sensitizer. The following definitions were finally selected:
A primary cutaneous irritant is an agent which will cause dermatitis by direct action on the normal skin at the site of contact if it is permitted to act in sufficient intensity or quantity for a sufficient length of time.
A cutaneous sensitizer is an agent which does not necessarily cause demonstrable cutaneous changes on first contact but
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