Shelley WB, Shelley ED
The Shelleys begin their October 1994 entries reporting on letters they received from allergists commenting on the validity of their observation that systemic antifungal therapy can benefit asthmatics. They travel to North Carolina and Arizona for dermatology meetings and provide therapeutic pearls from Dr. Haines P. Ely who lectured at the 46th Annual Pacific Dermatologic Association Meeting in Tucson, Arizona. Some of these pearls included the use of dapsone for the treatment of spider bites and lichen planus, zinc sulfate for geographic tongue, and more. They also comment on frequent office visits: "The more you know about the course of the disease, the more likely you can alter it. That's why we're unhappy about our new clinic system where the next available appointment is three months away."