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June 1947

The Problem of Lupus Vulgaris

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1947;55(6):867. doi:10.1001/archderm.1947.01520060129020

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This small manual, written by a man with many years of experience in treating lupus vulgaris, is a good résumé of the author's personal experience with this disease. However, it is unfortunate that an advance in the treatment of lupus vulgaris as important as the use of vitamin D2, reported by Charpy in 1943, was not known to the author. This new development in therapy is not referred to at all.

As a survey of what the problem of lupus vulgaris is, both to the individual and to the community, and as an evaluation of technic of treatment with special reference to the fine results obtained by the Finsen-Lomholt lamp, this book would be valuable to physicians, including general practitioners, who encounter lupus vulgaris.

The book is divided into five chapters. These chapters cover the clinical features of the disease, treatments in general, ultraviolet irradiation, tuberculin treatment and the social

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