Epithelioma; Burns; Dandruff

In the treatment of epithelioma I have learned to adopt the following course. I at first apply a two-percent solution of cocaine. I then remove all scales from the diseased surface and dry the surface thoroughly. Then with a medicine dropper I apply a few drops of the trichlorid of antimony. This will not affect healthy tissue. The diseased surface should then be properly dressed, and in two days the entire cancerous portion can be picked out. Then apply

Phenol 0.6
Calendula 3.0
Lanolin 30.0


In the treatment of burns I use the bicarbonate of soda with enough glycerin to make a thick paste with one per cent of phenol. This should be freely applied and covered with gauze, and this covered with oiled silk. This dressing may be left in place for two or three days, when a simple ointment may be applied.

For the cure of dandruff.

Hydrarg. chloridi corrosivi. 0.003
Chloral hydrat 15.0
Resorcinol 8.0
Bay rum 125.0
Aqua, q. s. ad 200.0

Mix. Apply as necessary, rubbing thoroughly into the scalp.

F. A. GRAFE, M. D.

Ellingwood's Therapeutist, Vol. 2, 1908, was edited by Finley Ellingwood M.D.