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June 29, 1940

Aids to Dermatology and Venereal Disease

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By Robert M. B. Mackenna, M.A., M.D., B.Ch., Hon. Dermatologist, Royal Liverpool United Hospital (Royal Southern Hospital), Liverpool. Second edition. Cloth. Price, $1.25. Pp. 284, with 7 illustrations. Baltimore: William Wood & Company, 1939.

JAMA. 1940;114(26):2590. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810260076029

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Abstract

This edition, like the first, has been prepared with the hope that students and practitioners might find within its covers a convenient synopsis of the commoner cutaneous and venereal diseases. The book has been thoroughly revised with especial attention to revision of therapeutics, the chapters on tuberculids, dermatitis and prurigo. In the therapy of erysipelas the use of sulfanilamide, among other things, is discussed in a brief but adequate manner. While the work is small and does not contain the photographs seen in larger textbooks, the succinct descriptions of the conditions discussed and various agents used by the dermatologist are essentially good and complete enough to give one a basis for further reading in the larger textbooks or monographs if more information is desired. There are a number of illustrated sketches. The treatment of syphilis is excellent and succinctly discussed and includes a brief discussion of the toxic effects of

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