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Adverse skin reactions to iodide drugs. Historical medical illustration showing Fig.1: bullous eruption of the hands produced by potassium iodide, and Fig.2: ulcerating eruption of the skin caused by potassium bromide. Potassium bromide was commonly used in the 19th century as an anticonvulsant and a sedative, and potassium iodide was used to treat skin disorders. From Atlas of Venereal and Skin Diseases by Prince Albert Morrow, published in 1889.
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