Whitfield, Arthur

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Arthur, English dermatologist, 1867-1947.
Whitfield ointment - a combination of salicyic and benzoic acids used to treat superficial dermatophyte infection of the skin.
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2009) treated dermatophytosis in calves with Propolis and Whitfield ointment, which showed complete recovery in four animals on day 28, in five animals on day 42 and one animal did not heal completely.
After spending over $150 US on modern prescriptions for painless ointments that did not work, the patient bought and applied the Whitfield Ointment for under $25 US.