Murray P. Whichard, M.D.
JAMA. 1924;83(5):356. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.26610050002009a.
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Miss J. R. W., a schoolteacher, aged 23, purchased a bottle of Glover's Mange Cure, a preparation manufactured by the H. Clay Glover Company, Inc., located at 127-129 West Twenty-Fourth Street, New York City. The bottle contained the following directions: "When used for disease of the scalp or loss of hair from the human head, apply daily, rubbing gently into the scalp, using either a soft brush or the hands."

The purchaser used the preparation according to directions, applying it to the scalp and rubbing it in thoroughly. Then, wrapping a turkish towel about her head, she slept for a couple of hours. When she awoke, a dead feeling was present in the scalp and neck; this feeling extended to the ears, which, in addition, were badly swollen and congested. She washed her head at once with soap and water without any apparent relief, and when repeated washings failed to


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