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JOURNAL OF CUTANEOUS AND GENITO-URINARY DISEASES.

JOURNAL OF CUTANEOUS AND GENITO-URINARY DISEASES. VOL. XVIII. JANUARY, 1900. NO. I. Original Communications. A CASE OF BLASTOMYCETIC DERMATITIS ENGRAFTED ON SYPHILITIC ULCERS. BY HENRY G. ANTHONY, M.D., Professor of Skin and Venereal Diseases, Chicago Polyclinic, AND MAXIMILLIAN HERZOG, M.D., Professor of Pathology, Chicago Polyclinic. SELECTIONS. A Popular Native Remedy against Warts.—(Vratch, p. 1170, 1899). Herba thymi serpilli is put in hot water and placed in a hot, hermetically closed oven over night. In the morning the decoction is strained and the warts washed with the liquid. The liquid is left to dry. The application is repeated until the warts disappear. In one case both hands were covered with warts and the same disappeared after one week's application. J Cutan Genito-Urin Dis. January 1900;18:46. Editor's Comment In researching this article, I discovered that herbs traditionally used for warts include swallow root (Chelidonium majus), houseleek (Sedum fettehenne), chaparral (Larrea tridentata), ragwort (Senecio jacobaea), and sun spurge (Euphorbia helioscopia). I also learned that in folk medicine warts have been treated by rubbing with potatoes, bacon, dandelion milk, pins, snails, urine, early morning spit, the blood of a dove, the blood of a mole, a widow's wedding ring, and the tail of a tortoise shell cat. Warts may disappear if you properly bury a piece of stolen meat, apple slices, bean shells, a knotted string, or the head of a recently killed cock. Burial in a dunghill is especially effective. I gather that the incantations used to charm away warts include As this bean shall rot away So my wart shall soon decay1 and the Lord's Prayer. I also discovered that under the British health care system, there are centers that have referral clinics specifically and solely devoted to the treatment of warts.2 Now that's what I call weird! 1. Ross MS. Warts in the medical folklore of Europe. Int J Dermatol. 1979;18:505-509. 2. Steele K. Wart charming practices among patients attending wart clinics. Br J Gen Pract. 1990;341:517-518. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Dermatology American Medical Association

JOURNAL OF CUTANEOUS AND GENITO-URINARY DISEASES.

Archives of Dermatology , Volume 136 (1) – Jan 1, 2000

JOURNAL OF CUTANEOUS AND GENITO-URINARY DISEASES.

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VOL. XVIII. JANUARY, 1900. NO. I. Original Communications. A CASE OF BLASTOMYCETIC DERMATITIS ENGRAFTED ON SYPHILITIC ULCERS. BY HENRY G. ANTHONY, M.D., Professor of Skin and Venereal Diseases, Chicago Polyclinic, AND MAXIMILLIAN HERZOG, M.D., Professor of Pathology, Chicago Polyclinic. SELECTIONS. A Popular Native Remedy against Warts.—(Vratch, p. 1170, 1899). Herba thymi serpilli is put in hot water and placed in a hot, hermetically closed oven over night. In the morning the decoction...
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VOL. XVIII. JANUARY, 1900. NO. I. Original Communications. A CASE OF BLASTOMYCETIC DERMATITIS ENGRAFTED ON SYPHILITIC ULCERS. BY HENRY G. ANTHONY, M.D., Professor of Skin and Venereal Diseases, Chicago Polyclinic, AND MAXIMILLIAN HERZOG, M.D., Professor of Pathology, Chicago Polyclinic. SELECTIONS. A Popular Native Remedy against Warts.—(Vratch, p. 1170, 1899). Herba thymi serpilli is put in hot water and placed in a hot, hermetically closed oven over night. In the morning the decoction is strained and the warts washed with the liquid. The liquid is left to dry. The application is repeated until the warts disappear. In one case both hands were covered with warts and the same disappeared after one week's application. J Cutan Genito-Urin Dis. January 1900;18:46. Editor's Comment In researching this article, I discovered that herbs traditionally used for warts include swallow root (Chelidonium majus), houseleek (Sedum fettehenne), chaparral (Larrea tridentata), ragwort (Senecio jacobaea), and sun spurge (Euphorbia helioscopia). I also learned that in folk medicine warts have been treated by rubbing with potatoes, bacon, dandelion milk, pins, snails, urine, early morning spit, the blood of a dove, the blood of a mole, a widow's wedding ring, and the tail of a tortoise shell cat. Warts may disappear if you properly bury a piece of stolen meat, apple slices, bean shells, a knotted string, or the head of a recently killed cock. Burial in a dunghill is especially effective. I gather that the incantations used to charm away warts include As this bean shall rot away So my wart shall soon decay1 and the Lord's Prayer. I also discovered that under the British health care system, there are centers that have referral clinics specifically and solely devoted to the treatment of warts.2 Now that's what I call weird! 1. Ross MS. Warts in the medical folklore of Europe. Int J Dermatol. 1979;18:505-509. 2. Steele K. Wart charming practices among patients attending wart clinics. Br J Gen Pract. 1990;341:517-518.

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