Modern Methods of Treatment of Ringworm of the Scalp

Hamilton, John Forrest (1931) Modern Methods of Treatment of Ringworm of the Scalp. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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The essential of an adequate treatment of ringworm of the scalp is theeradication os the disease in the shortest possible time. Among the diseases which afflict human beings, ringworm holds a comparatively trivial position but, from the educational standpoint, it assumes a very much greater significance. During the year last underreview by the Educational Committee of Mexborough, a district decidedly of the better working class type, and having 2,704 scholars on the rolls of its schools, there is recorded a total of 43 cases. An incedence of 1.6 per centrum means a considerable loss in education. It is now almost the universal pracice to encourage the attendance of the patient at school, provided that a washable linen cap be worn; whilst this safeguards the child's education it creates a psychological problem scarcely less serious. The shaved head with its unsightly white covering proclaims more effectively to the child mind the need to shun the suffere than the cry "Unclean, unclean!" could ever do. And so, like the lepers of old, the unfortunate child finds itself looked on askance and avoided by those who were erstwhile its associates. A small matter to the adult-to the sensitive and nervous child it may well be the beginning of an inferiority complex with far reaching consequences. The purpose of this thesis is to suggest a treatment at once effective, rapid in its results, inexpensive and convenient; a treatment which has been critically tested in fifty cases.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Medicine
Date of Award: 1931
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1931-79923
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2020 09:09
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2020 09:09

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