Men who have been engaged in general practice
during the past twenty years have witnessed many
changes and many advances in all branches of medical
science, and in no way has dermatology lagged behind.
Changes in the incidence of skin diseases have
Impetigo Contagiosa, Scabies, Ringworm of the
Scalp, Favus, Pediculosis (Corporis and Capitis),
Occupational Dermatitis, Tuberculous-Affections of the
skin, Tinae Barbae, and Syphilitic Lesions all show
marked decrease in the number of cases presented for
Many influences are at work to bring this about.
Teachers in the local schools co-operate whole-heartedly with the Medical Officers appointed by
the Education Authority in their efforts to stamp
out the first five of the above-mentioned diseases.
Physicians and Nurses working under the directions
of the Medical Officer of Health render yeoman service
at the baby clinics.
Both employers and employees find it is to their
mutual advantage to fight against dermatitis due to