0
We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
ARTICLE |

Gold-Leaf Treatment of Skin Ulcers

Eldon R. Dykes, MD
JAMA. 1966;197(6):515. doi:10.1001/jama.1966.03110060189037.
Text Size: A A A
Published online

ABSTRACT

To the Editor:—  The article on the gold-leaf treatment of skin ulcers (196:693, 1966) disturbs me a great deal. I fear that physicians reading this article will draw the conclusions that (1) this represents conservative therapy and (2) the results are good. In point of fact, if conservatism is defined as that treatment most likely to produce the best result in the shortest time with the least morbidity, then the treatment outlined in this article is radical, and the results are poor. For example, in two illustrations showing "healed" lesions, the covering was scar epithelium which will undoubtedly break down again at the slightest provocation. In another illustration of a stasis ulcer of the ankle, the wound was far from healed after one month of therapy. As a plastic surgeon, I would be disappointed if surgical excision and skin grafting did not produce 100% coverage of the entire area

Topics

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

Figures

Tables

References

Letters

CME
Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.

Multimedia

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Jobs
brightcove.createExperiences();