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July 1943

CONTACT DERMATITIS DUE TO RESIN-FINISHED FACING IN COTTON UNDERWEAR

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1943;48(1):95-96. doi:10.1001/archderm.1943.01510010099018

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Abstract

To the Editor:—In a letter published by Dr. Louis Schwartz (Arch. Dermat. & Syph.47:697 [May] 1943) there are extensive criticisms of my paper on "Contact Dermatitis Due to Resin-Finished Facing in Cotton Underwear (ibid. 47:242 [Feb] 1943). Many of these criticisms are of trivial nature; some are erroneous and based on misquotations, and a few involve larger issues, for which calm and dispassionate discussion is in order because there are legitimate differences of opinion.

While Dr. Schwartz stressed that only a single case was reported, he failed to mention that my paper referred to observations made on a group of 10 cases of similar nature. The details of these 10 cases will be published soon in the Journal of Allergy. In this paper Dr. Schwartz and his collaborators are credited with the initiation of this subject, but I have taken the liberty of presenting conflicting data

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