The treatment of that condition of the scalp which is productive of dandruff properly falls to the physician, but unfortunately the subject has not been much studied. One cure is said to be a sulphur lotion made by placing a little sublimed sulphur in water, shaking well, then allowing to settle, and washing the head every morning with the clear liquid.

Sulphur is said to be insoluble in water; yet a sulphur water made as above indicated has long been in use as a hair wash. A little glycerine improves the preparation, preventing the hair from becoming harsh by repeated washings.

The exfoliated particles of skin or "scales" should be removed only when entirely detached from the cuticle. They result from an irritation which is increased by forcible removal, and hence endeavors to clean the hair from them by combing or brushing it in such a way as to scrape the scalp are liable to be worse than useless. It follows that gentle handling of the hair is important when dandruff is present.

I

Chloral hydrate..... 2 ounces

Resorcin........... 1 ounce

Tannin............ 1 ounce

Alcohol............ 8 ounces

Glycerine........... 4 ounces

Rose water to make . 4 pints

II

White wax.......... 3.5 drachms

Liquid petrolatum . . 2.5 ounces

Rose water......... 1 ounce

Borax..............15 grains

Precipitated sulphur. 3.5 drachms

Pine-Tar Dandruff Shampoo

Pine tar............ 4 parts

Linseed oil.......... 40 parts

Heat these to 140° F.; make solution of potassa, U. S. P., 10 parts, and water, 45 parts; add alcohol, 5 parts, and gradually add to the heated oils, stirring constantly. Continue the heat until saponified thoroughly; and make up with water to 128 parts. When almost cool, add ol. lavender, ol. orange, and ol. bergamot, of each 2 parts.