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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. 1905 Excerpt: ...acid may be used, and a little of the same in form of powder carefully applied. The superficial cauterization of the raw surface with a lotion or pure stick of nitrate of silver is recommended by many, but even the slight pain caused by this application is usually unnecessary. Brocq advises the following powder: 5 Zinci oxidi............ 2 Hydrargyri chloridi mitis....... a Bismuthi subnitratis...... ad 10 To prevent attacks of recurrent herpes, it may be advisable to carefully investigate the sexual habits of the patient, and possibly to circumcise a redundant prepuce, but in most cases a strict hygienic regimen that will put the patient in his best physical condition will prove of the greatest service. Schiff and Leistikow have derived benefit from an ointment containing five or ten per cent. of coal tar rubbed upon the genitals two or three times a week. Piffard suggests the systematic application of astringents, tannin, catechu, etc., with a view to toughening the membrane. Monin recommends the cold douche for thirty seconds over the lumbar vertebras to be given twice a week. Wolff and Duhring strongly advise arsenic, the former continuing its use for six or eight months. Quinine has been found in some cases to control the disposition to relapse. HYPERIDROSIS ll HYPERIDROSIS Hyperidrosis, or excessive sweating, may be physiological, and result from active exertion, from an unusually high temperature, or from a combination of both. An excess of perspiration may also be pathological, and occur in connection with tuberculosis, articular rheumatism, malarial and other fevers, and any exhausting disease. Under these circumstances the hyperidrosis is usually universal. Localized hyperidrosis is a common affection, and one which is of particular interest to th...
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