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.
The student asks the physician whether an ointment his grandfather once used, known as Whitfield Ointment, might ease his suffering.