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Dermatitis Venenata

Date: 1910 | Identifier: LL02.49.00.14
Dermatologic stereoview card. Front of card depicts two fore arms above the wrist with Dermatitis Venenata. The reverse of the card describes the dermatologic conditions as well as the diagnosis and treatment. Dermatitis venenata; is a generic term which designates a great number of dermic irritations caused by contact with deleterious substances, among which are many common drugs such as arnica, mercurial, iodoform, turpentine, tar, etc., many chemical reagents, numerous dye-stuffs and materials handled in trade. But the most prolific source of the disorder in this country is the emanation of certain plants especially those of the rhus genus, the rhus toxicodendron or poison-ivy, the rhus diversiloba or poison oak, the rhus venenata or poison-sumac, -dogwood or –elder, and other species of less common occurrence. more...