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April 1994


Arch Dermatol. 1994;130(4):420. doi:10.1001/archderm.1994.01690040022002


Static Electricity in Scleroderma.—  After a faithful trial of arsenic without appreciable results, Du Rocher by the local use of the static form of electricity, obtained from a modified Leyden jar apparatus, secured the complete disappearance of a plaque of scleroderma covering one-half the dorsal surface of the foot. The discharge is made at the point desired in the form of a shower of little sparks over a limited surface, thus preventing the production of pain or discomfort. He believes that this method of administration will prove serviceable in other cutaneous diseases, such as eczema. (Journ. des Mal. Cut. et Syphil.)J Cutan Genito-Urin Dis. April 1894;12:182.

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