Therapeutics and Pharmacology.
Resorcin in Rodent Ulcer.
—Bock (Monatsf. prakt. Derm., No. 4, February, 1891) has obtained unusually good results by treating rodent ulcer with Unna's resorcin plaster, and selects two cases as examples. In one there was an ulcer an inch and a half square, which had lasted ten years. The surface was everywhere open, moist, and suppurating. The resorcin plaster was applied and changed daily. After a few days considerable improvement was observed, and after two months the whole ulcerating surface was healed over, only here and there being a minute oozing point. In the second case the ulcer had lasted for six months, and was about a centimetre square, with raised infiltrated borders. Excision was declined (the patient was about 82 years old), and resorcin plaster was applied. In seven weeks, when the patient was accidentally met, the ulcer was found to have been long healed,