Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A vague term in vulgar use for tinea favosa, and other affections of the scalp which superficially resemble it.
“It is painful to see the prevalence of such repulsive maladies as scabies, scald-head, ringworm, sore eyes, and unwholesome-looking eruptions, and fully 30 per cent of the village people are badly seamed with smallpox.”
“Children with scald-head, scabies, and sore eyes swarmed.”
“He was tall and robust in stature, but all his life suffered from "scald-head"; for a definition of which ailment we may refer the curious to the dictionary.”
“Morgan presents us with a description of him at this period which in these more squeamish days can certainly not be set down in its entirety: suffice it to say that he suffered all his days from what is known as "scald-head," and that personal filthiness was one of his principal characteristics.”
“Great Fool", and the newly-founded church is treated allegorically as Luther's daughter Adelheid, who "has a shocking scald-head.”
“All -- unless perhaps there remain some old scald-head who vexes her husband's heart by running risk of death.”
“Didst ever see aught uglier than a scald-head, with his beard plucked out?”
“The treatment of favus or scald-head should be commenced by shaving the hair off close to the scalp and washing the head thoroughly with soap and water.”
“An ointment, made by stewing the fresh root in lard, is applied in scald-head, in ringworm, and other eruptions and cutaneous diseases, acting as a stimulant.”
Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests, Medical, Economical, and Agricultural. Being also a Medical Botany of the Confederate States; with Practical Information on the Useful Properties of the Trees, Plants, and Shrubs
“All this and the scald-head boy was standing behind the door hearkening to their words until he had understood them all.”
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