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July 1968


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Arch Dermatol. 1968;98(1):87. doi:10.1001/archderm.1968.01610130093020

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To the Editor.—  I wish to call attention to an apparent typographical error in the recent report by Juhlin and Hansson on "Topical Glutaraldehyde for Planter Hyperhidrosis" (Arch Derm97:327-330 [March] 1968). I recently prescribed this for use by an official of Haverford College who had very severe hyperhidrosis of the palms and soles. He reports that "you may be interested to know that the glutaraldehyde treatment is extremely successful in my instance."However, he states further that: "I might comment, for your further check, that there appears to be a typographical error in the Archives report. The authors recommend that the 10% aqueous solution be buffered to PH 7.5 by the addition of 16.5 gm of sodium bicarbonate. Chemistry professor Dr. Harmon Dunathan and I believe that this should be 1.65 gm. The buffering is achieved at that weight and, Dr. Dunathan observes, 16.5 gm is beyond the

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