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June 15, 1940

Lehrbuch und Atlas der Haut- und Geschlechtskrankheiten

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Von Dr. Karl Zieler. In zwei Bänden—Textband und Tafelband. Fifth edition. Cloth. Price, 60 marks per set. Pp. 700, with 172 illustrations; 196 plates containing 378 colored illustrations. Berlin & Vienna: Urban & Schwarzenberg, 1939.

JAMA. 1940;114(24):2409. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810240063027

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The work consists of two volumes, one containing the textbook and another containing colored reproductions of wax models. The first volume is divided into the two main subjects cutaneous diseases and venereal diseases. In the section on cutaneous diseases a general discussion including normal anatomy, physiology, general pathology, general diagnosis and treatment is followed by the individual diseases. The manner of description is clear and therefore easily understandable and interesting. This part is arranged for teaching purposes into twenty-one groups which Zieler states may not be satisfactory from a scientific point of view. This would, however, be true with regard to any classification as long as our knowledge of so many conditions is incomplete. The groups are disturbances of keratinization, disturbances of the distribution of pigment, disturbances of the vascular system of the skin, pruritic dermatoses, eczemas, the group containing psoriasis and lichen ruber planus, diseases involving mainly the corium,

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