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April 6, 1940

Aetiologie und Pathogenese der Ekzemkrankheiten: Klinische Studien über die Ursachen der Ekzeme unter besonderer Berücksichtigung des diagnostischen Wertes der Ekzemproben

JAMA. 1940;114(14):1404. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810140104039

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This excellent work is a clinical study of the cause of eczema, with especial consideration of the diagnostic value of the tests in eczema, and was done with the view of throwing light on therapy, prophylaxis and medical opinion as it pertains to insurance matters in eczema. The author, who is chief of the skin clinic of the Finsen Institute at Copenhagen and an expert on public works and factory inspection, states that this motive was the special basis of his investigation, as well as his experience, which on the whole coincides with the studies of others on the knowledge of those cases of eczema which are associated with idiosyncrasy and in which definite proof of allergy is demonstrated. He further states that after securing positive diagnostic tests it is necessary to proye their value in eczema. The author outlines his material as (1) the eczema group (restriction and separation

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