Exfoliative dermatitis may be caused by innumerable substances, but to date no mention has been made of potassium sulphocyanate, as introduced by Westfall1 in the treatment of essential hypertension, as a causative factor. The case reported here illustrates an unfavorable instance in the use of this drug, in addition to those mentioned recently by Palmer and Sprague.2
REPORT OF CASE
—C. D., an American electrician, aged 37, consulted us, Oct. 28, 1928, because of shortness of breath. Two years before, when he complained of headaches so severe that he was obliged to quit work and go home to rest to obtain relief, he had been told that he had high blood pressure. Six weeks before he began to have dyspnea and cough and had to sit up at night.
—The patient was well nourished, 5 feet 10 inches (178 cm.) tall, weighing 155 pounds (70