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Phisoderm is a skin detergent which assists persons who are allergic to soap and Phisohex, a detergent and sudsless cleanser which prevents the spread of infections. In the 1950s both Phisoderm and Phisohex were manufactured by Winthrop Laboratories. Earlier the product was made by Fairchild Brothers & Foster. Phisoderm was developed by Dr. B. Thurber Guild (1886 - 1958), a physician and pharmaceutical manufacturer. Guild practiced medicine in Boston, Massachusetts and was a specialist in allergies. The brand is currently owned by Mentholatum.