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October 26, 1935

Commoner Diseases of the Skin

JAMA. 1935;105(17):1377. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760430067037

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This book presents, in lecture style, full discussions of the more common skin diseases. Underlying principles are emphasized so that, while not encyclopedic in the sense of a textbook, it covers the field of general dermatology fairly well. The physiologic and biologic approach is used in describing the etiology. The field of allergy as related to the skin is well covered and up to date. The chapters on the neurodermatoses and pigmentary dermatoses of the skin are especially good. In treating neurodermatoses, the author has stressed the necessity of treating the nervous exhaustion that occurs so frequently in patients suffering from this disease. The treatment of certain forms of dermatoses are illustrated by case histories. The photographic illustrations are excellent and well selected in connection with the text. The author has limited the therapy to one or two well chosen and accepted forms of treatment for each disease. There is

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