Transactions of the Dermatological Society of Great Britain and Ireland Volume 4

Transactions of the Dermatological Society of Great Britain and Ireland Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...since then the pigmentary disease had made very rapid strides. Graves's disease must be looked upon as a disorder of the sympathetic nervous system, and the association of the pigmentary disorder was interesting in this respect. The Chairman said he had noticed the enlarged thyroid in the patient, and had remarked on several occasions that this singular skin affection was in some way, at times, connected with Graves's disease. Dr. Phillips-conn asked what was the rationale of the treatment which Dr. Savill had employed. It would be interesting to know how the phenol acted, and the question arose whether the effect was likely to be permanent. Dr. Savill said the remedy was only applied once, and the pigmented cells appeared to come away with the scales of destroyed cuticle. He took it that the phenol acted by destroying the surface of the skin and bringing away the pigment with it, and that the new skin came unpigmented. The phenol was applied six weeks ago. He first removed the grease by A.C.E. mixture; if that were not do.ne a mottled appearance would result. 28 VESICULAR TROPIIO-NEUROTIC LESIONS OF HANDS. (2) A young woman, aged 28, the subject of symmetrical vesicular tropho-neurotic lesions of the hands. As long as she could remember the patient had been nervous and subject to fainting attacks, averaging one or two a week. She had also been subject to frequent attacks of migraine, preceded by numbness of the fingers, and along the ulnar sides of the forearms, and flashes of light before the eyes. She had had neuralgia from time to time. Since the age of 16 she had been subject to chilblains every winter, and always had a red nose. For the past three winters she had had swellings on the fingers, which became topped by vesicles, with...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236662059
  • 9781236662057