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June 1952

USE OF PLASTIC BOTTLES FOR DERMATOLOGICAL PHARMACEUTICALS

AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1952;65(6):730. doi:10.1001/archderm.1952.01530250094012

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Abstract

Recently, plastic or polyethylene bottles have been widely used by cosmetic manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies. They have the advantage of being unbreakable and light in weight. The ``spray-type'' bottle gives a fine, vaporized or jet application, depending upon the position in which it is held and the consistency of the substance used.

On certain occasions in dermatological practice, it may be advantageous to use this type of packaging. This is particularly desirable in the case of the discriminating patient.

The usual watery solutions may be easily applied with the spray-type bottle. It delivers a fine mist which may be directed toward the desired area. This simplifies the application, for no cotton or gauze is needed. Shake lotions may also be applied with the spray-type container, but instead of a fine mist a direct jet is obtained, which may be directed toward the affected area. The application of this type of

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