THE THERAPY OF THE COOK COUNTY HOSPITAL
Edited by BERNARD FANTUS, M.D. CHICAGO
In their elaboration, these articles are submitted to the members of the attending staff of the Cook County Hospital by the director of therapeutics, Dr. Bernard Fantus. The views expressed by various members are incorporated in the final draft for publication. The articles will be continued from time to time in these columns. When completed, the series will be published in book form.—Ed.
THE THERAPY OF PARASITIC DERMATOSES
In Collaboration with Theodore Cornbleet, M.D.The meaning of the term "parasitic dermatoses" is restricted here to skin infestation with animal parasites, the term infection being employed for invasion of the skin by bacteria. In clinics dealing with the less fortunate members of society, animal parasites account for nearly 10 per cent of dermatologic cases.In contrast to the bacterial diseases in which immunity develops and which