The recognition and management of eczema must ever be an interesting and profitable study to the physician, because practically it forms a very large share of the cases of skin disease coming under his care. Even. in dermatologic practice, where the rarer diseases and also the minor ailments of the skin contribute to make a considerable proportion of the whole number, it constitutes nearly one-third of all cases. In a recent analysis of 10,000 miscellaneous skin cases in the writer's private practice, there were 3201 patients with eczema, they forming 32.01 per cent. of the whole number. In ordinary private general practice, where many infantile? cases occur, this disease undoubtedly forms over one-half of all the cutaneous diseases coming for treatment.
Neurotic eczema is particularly interesting to the general physician, because if recognized and rightly treated not only are the results commonly very satisfactory, but the patient also receives much