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Alcoholic Aromatic Substances Suspended in Foaming Mixtures for Local Therapeutic Purposes.

Alcoholic Aromatic Substances Suspended in Foaming Mixtures for Local Therapeutic Purposes. GALIMBERTI, p. 128. THE JOURNAL OF CUTANEOUS DISEASES VOL. XXXI FEBRUARY, 1913 NO. 2 J Cutan Dis. 1913;31(2):134. The author discovered that foaming substances seemed to favorably influence the course of superficial cutaneous lesions. Editor’s Note Editor’s Note Fun facts to know and share: foam In 1839, a German chemist, Eduard Simon, isolated a substance from natural storax resin he called styrol oxide. He did not realize what he had discovered. Almost a century later, another German chemist, Herman Staudinger, proved that Simon's product was a plastic polymer composed of a long strand of styrene molecules. Thus was styrol renamed polystyrene and Staudinger awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry. Polystyrene's most famous incarnation is Styrofoam (Dow Chemical Company), and Styrofoam's most ubiquitous form is foam cups. First patented in 1970, Styrofoam cups were light and could keep hots hot and colds cold. Their manufacture seemed so cheap that Styrofoam soon became the container of choice for our fast-food disposable society. Over time consumers and industry realized there was a huge hidden cost to Styrofoam: its very indestructibility was making it an increasingly large component of our overtaxed landfills. After a 1986 US Environmental Protection Agency warning of the ecological burden of Styrofoam, there was finally a serious effort to lessen its impact on the environment. A landmark in America's attitude towards Styrofoam occurred in 1990, when McDonald's replaced its Styrofoam boxes with ones made from recycled paper. Fun facts to know and share: foam Like most great chefs, Ferran Adrià i Acosta worked his way up from dishwasher to line cook to head chef. After he took over the kitchen at El Bulli restaurant in Rosas, Spain, the world of avant garde cuisine would never be the same. It is his intention to surprise and delight the diner, which often involves radical reformulations of traditional fare: for example, having a dish in which the sauce is solid and the chicken liquefied. He loves outrageous combinations such as Kellogg's Rice Krispies, shrimp heads, and vanilla mashed potatoes, but he is best known for his culinary foams. Eschewing classical cooking techniques, he uses neither egg nor cream but creates his foams with the main ingredient (which can be almost anything from mushrooms to meat) and compressed nitrous oxide. In the cutthroat world of high-end cuisine, it can't be surprising that Adrià has his critics who accuse him of everything from show-boating to poisoning his clients with his oddball ingredients. Proving either that you should quit when at the top of your game or that even for the world's best chef, if you can't stand the heat you’ve got to get out of the kitchen, on February 12, 2010, Adrià shocked the culinary world when he announced he would permanently close El Bulli. Fun facts to know and share: foam When I started in dermatology, there were lotions, creams, and ointments. Pastes and powders were passé. In 1999, a new player entered the game when the US Food and Drug Administration approved Connetics Corporation's first foam product. Since then, the foam field has expanded from a mid-potency corticosteroid to ultra- and low-potency steroids, antibiotics, and antifungals. Perhaps the consummate combination of antiquated medicine and au currant vehicle is a coal tar foam. Numerous studies attest to the ease, elegance, and efficacy of foams. There now seems a gold rush not only to incorporate every known therapeutic agent into a foam, but also to enlarge the foam universe itself: one company alone has patents pending on 70 different foam platforms. So lift a glass of bubbly to Dr Galimberti, who was only 100 years ahead of his time. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Dermatology American Medical Association

Alcoholic Aromatic Substances Suspended in Foaming Mixtures for Local Therapeutic Purposes.

JAMA Dermatology , Volume 149 (2) – Feb 1, 2013

Alcoholic Aromatic Substances Suspended in Foaming Mixtures for Local Therapeutic Purposes.

Abstract

GALIMBERTI, p. 128. THE JOURNAL OF CUTANEOUS DISEASES VOL. XXXI FEBRUARY, 1913 NO. 2 J Cutan Dis. 1913;31(2):134. The author discovered that foaming substances seemed to favorably influence the course of superficial cutaneous lesions. Editor’s Note Editor’s Note Fun facts to know and share: foam In 1839, a German chemist, Eduard Simon, isolated a substance from natural storax resin he called styrol oxide. He did not realize what he had discovered. Almost a century later, another...
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2168-6068
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10.1001/jamadermatol.2013.957
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Abstract

GALIMBERTI, p. 128. THE JOURNAL OF CUTANEOUS DISEASES VOL. XXXI FEBRUARY, 1913 NO. 2 J Cutan Dis. 1913;31(2):134. The author discovered that foaming substances seemed to favorably influence the course of superficial cutaneous lesions. Editor’s Note Editor’s Note Fun facts to know and share: foam In 1839, a German chemist, Eduard Simon, isolated a substance from natural storax resin he called styrol oxide. He did not realize what he had discovered. Almost a century later, another German chemist, Herman Staudinger, proved that Simon's product was a plastic polymer composed of a long strand of styrene molecules. Thus was styrol renamed polystyrene and Staudinger awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry. Polystyrene's most famous incarnation is Styrofoam (Dow Chemical Company), and Styrofoam's most ubiquitous form is foam cups. First patented in 1970, Styrofoam cups were light and could keep hots hot and colds cold. Their manufacture seemed so cheap that Styrofoam soon became the container of choice for our fast-food disposable society. Over time consumers and industry realized there was a huge hidden cost to Styrofoam: its very indestructibility was making it an increasingly large component of our overtaxed landfills. After a 1986 US Environmental Protection Agency warning of the ecological burden of Styrofoam, there was finally a serious effort to lessen its impact on the environment. A landmark in America's attitude towards Styrofoam occurred in 1990, when McDonald's replaced its Styrofoam boxes with ones made from recycled paper. Fun facts to know and share: foam Like most great chefs, Ferran Adrià i Acosta worked his way up from dishwasher to line cook to head chef. After he took over the kitchen at El Bulli restaurant in Rosas, Spain, the world of avant garde cuisine would never be the same. It is his intention to surprise and delight the diner, which often involves radical reformulations of traditional fare: for example, having a dish in which the sauce is solid and the chicken liquefied. He loves outrageous combinations such as Kellogg's Rice Krispies, shrimp heads, and vanilla mashed potatoes, but he is best known for his culinary foams. Eschewing classical cooking techniques, he uses neither egg nor cream but creates his foams with the main ingredient (which can be almost anything from mushrooms to meat) and compressed nitrous oxide. In the cutthroat world of high-end cuisine, it can't be surprising that Adrià has his critics who accuse him of everything from show-boating to poisoning his clients with his oddball ingredients. Proving either that you should quit when at the top of your game or that even for the world's best chef, if you can't stand the heat you’ve got to get out of the kitchen, on February 12, 2010, Adrià shocked the culinary world when he announced he would permanently close El Bulli. Fun facts to know and share: foam When I started in dermatology, there were lotions, creams, and ointments. Pastes and powders were passé. In 1999, a new player entered the game when the US Food and Drug Administration approved Connetics Corporation's first foam product. Since then, the foam field has expanded from a mid-potency corticosteroid to ultra- and low-potency steroids, antibiotics, and antifungals. Perhaps the consummate combination of antiquated medicine and au currant vehicle is a coal tar foam. Numerous studies attest to the ease, elegance, and efficacy of foams. There now seems a gold rush not only to incorporate every known therapeutic agent into a foam, but also to enlarge the foam universe itself: one company alone has patents pending on 70 different foam platforms. So lift a glass of bubbly to Dr Galimberti, who was only 100 years ahead of his time.

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JAMA DermatologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Feb 1, 2013

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