Abstract Significant of the unsatisfactory status of our present therapy for infection by tinea is the large number of remedies used in its treatment. Considering the increasing incidence of the disease, its marked tendency to recur and the frequency with which it persists in spite of prolonged treatment, comparatively few investigators have interested themselves in this particular problem of therapy. Apparently the first to do so were Bokorny1 in Germany, and Schamberg and Kolmer,2 in this country. Since the publication of these studies various investigators have demonstrated a range of clinical pictures far greater than was at first supposed to include the clinicopathologic possibilities of this ubiquitous organism. Thus, while this particular field of dermatology has received a certain amount of investigative attention, this attention has been directed more toward possible symptomatology than toward the therapeutic questions involved. A few investigators, however, have confined their efforts partially or wholly References 1. Bokorny, T.: Ueber die Wirkung der ätherischen Oele auf Pilze , Arch. f. d. ges. Physiol. 123:555, 1929. 2. Schamberg, J. F., and Kolmer, J. A.: Studies in the Chemotherapy of Fungus Infections , Arch. Dermat. & Syph. 6:746 ( (Dec.) ) 1922. 3. Osborne, E. D., and Hitchcock, B. S.: Prophylaxis of Ringworm of the Feet , J. A. M. A. 97:453 ( (Aug. 15) ) 1931. 4. Schamberg, J. F.; Brown, H., and Harkins, M. J.: The Chemotherapy of Ringworm Infection , Arch. Dermat. & Syph. 24:1033 ( (Dec.) ) 1931. 5. Bonar, Lee, and Dreyer, A. D.: Studies on Ringworm Funguses with Reference to Public Health Problems , Am. J. Pub. Health 22:909 ( (Sept.) ) 1932. 6. Smyth, H. F., and Smyth, H. F., Jr.: Action of Pine-Oil on Some Fungi of the Skin, in Vitro , Arch. Dermat. & Syph. 26:1079 ( (Dec.) ) 1932. 7. Legge, R. T.; Bonar, Lee, and Templeton, H. J.: Epidermomycosis at the University of California: Study III , Arch. Dermat. & Syph. 27:12 ( (Jan.) ) 1933. 8. The originals of many of these were obtained from Dr. Fred Weidman and Dr. H. J. Templeton.
Archives of Dermatology and Syphilology – American Medical Association
Published: Apr 1, 1935