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October 1954


AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1954;70(4):524-525. doi:10.1001/archderm.1954.01540220126023

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Use of Absorbable Gelatin Sponge (Gelfoam) in Dermatology. Presented by Dr. Irving L. Milberg.


Dr. Frank E. Cross: Ulcers present a dermatologic problem in which I have been interested for about 20 years. I must say that I have never had much trouble with varicose ulcers of even up to 15 years' duration; but I believe that any method which is apparently as harmless and as simple as this one, and which shows results as this does, is certainly an addition to our armementarium. The treatment of varicose ulcers is a simple problem, but the sclerotic, diabetic, x-ray ulcers, or decubitus ulcers present a more difficult and more serious problem. It is there that Gelfoam (absorbable gelatin sponge, U. S. P.) powder is encouraging. This is harmless, physiologically harmless. I want to congratulate Dr. Milberg on his presentation.

Dr. John Garb: I am happy to confirm the results

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