I have at length outgrown in my experience of
ringworm treatment the feeling which used to possess
me in reading enthusiastic accounts of various drugs
by their special advocates, that my previous treatment
had lacked the one essential, or had been characterised
by some special error. The question of shaving and
washing instances this well. I had had all my cases
shaved; and they were scrubbed each morning for some
time,but on reading Mr. Malcolm Morris's denunciation
of this, I began to wonder if the disease had thereby been extended, and I ceased to shave and wash with
Again, I was influenced by the high praise of
chrysarobin by Unna and Morris, and instituted this
treatment at the cost of staining much bed linen and
^zany garments, the sacrifice of which I reckoned as
nothing, compared to the inestimable advantages which
were to ensue from its use.
Its results, however, did not come up to my expectations, though I do not deny its value. I found
it a much less dangerous remedy than I had supposed.
The children's fps were often stained a deep purplish colour but I can recall no regrettable incident except the damage to clothing
i in connection with
its use. If the ointment actually got inside the eye,
Conjunctivitis was produced., but this very rarely happened/and was not serious.