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By Henry C. G. Semon

An Atlas of the Commoner ailments makes a speciality of dermatoses most often saw within the regimen outpatient perform. The booklet offers abbreviated medical descriptions, in addition to define of therapy. The publication first bargains info at the differential prognosis and remedy of zits, alopecia areata, chilblains, and dermatitis artefacta. The analysis and therapy of dermatitis herpetiformis, lichenified dermatitis, dermatitis medicamentosa, and different adaptations of dermatitis also are offered. The textual content additionally offers the analysis and remedy of the several diversifications of eczema and epidermophytosis. The manuscript bargains details at the localization, scientific manifestations, and therapy of epithelioma and its editions, erysipeloid, erythema induratum, erythema iris, erythema nodusum, and glossitis. The textual content ponders at the etiology and therapy of herpes zoster, impetigo, kerion, lichen planus, lupus vulgaris, and psoriasis. The manuscript is a liable reference for readers attracted to the commoner affliction.

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T h e treatment advised was that for chronic epidermophytosis (p. * Persistent recurrences may lead eventually to lymph-block, which may involve a lip or an eyelid in the repellent complication termed elephantiasis nostras. Treatment o f the attack itself with weak ichthyol and calamine lotions must never be allowed to take the place o f repeated and patient search for the causative factor. X-ray treatment in the intervals is o f some prophylactic value. *There had been no recurrence six months later.

T h e current view adopted at the present time favours a mycotic origin in the great majority of cases, and although a fungus can but rarely be demonstrated or cultured in eczematized cases, it affords a rational explanation of the symptoms, and a satisfactory basis for treatment. Clinically the condition is generally ushered in by itching or burning and the c appearance of a few minute ( sago-grain ') vesicles either on the webs or on the juxtaposed borders of one or more fingers, first of one and then of the other hand.

T h e man who exhibits the symptoms after thirty years of work must have acquired the idiosyncrasy, and a long abstention from his work, with measures adapted towards hardening the epidermis, will usually permit of his ultimate return. It cannot be too strongly emphasized that careful note-taking from the first moment such a patient attends for treatment, will always repay itself. ' He must not regard himself as a witness for or against the claimant—an all too common practice in such cases. If he confines himself to the evidence, and gives no opinion until asked, avoids the use of long names, and the enunciation of disputable theories, he will usually escape the rigours of unfriendly cross-examination.

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