In the treatment of warts I use the following compound in nearly all cases. I make an ointment of half of a dram of salicylic acid, and half of a dram of forty percent formaldehyde, in one ounce of lanolin. This is rubbed together thoroughly and a small quantity applied three times a day. If I desire to use the prescription for ringworm I add a small quantity of the red iodid of mercury and find it very sure and reliable treatment.
J. A. CORN, M. D.
COMMENT.—I have received a fact from Dr. C. B. Dean, of Waconda, Mo., in which he used salicylic acid alone with lanolin. He first bathes the affected part with hot water and after carefully drying it, he applies his ointment. He has obtained uniformly good results.
Ellingwood's Therapeutist, Vol. 2, 1908, was edited by Finley Ellingwood M.D.