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September 2, 1933

Diseases of the Skin: A Manual for Students and Practitioners.

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By the late Robert W. Mackenna, M.A., M.D., B.Ch. Third edition revised by Robert M. B. Mackenna, M.A., M.D., B.Ch., Honorary Consulting Dermatologist, Liverpool Heart Hospital. Cloth. Temporary price, $6. Pp. 506, with 194 illustrations. Baltimore: William Wood & Company, 1933.

JAMA. 1933;101(10):803. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740350061042

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The reviser expresses the hope that he has not, by alterations or additions, detracted from the value of his father's work. On this point he can rest assured: the book is an excellent one, containing many of the interesting and valuable new developments in the specialty. Within its pages all the ordinary skin diseases and many of the rare ones are discussed briefly and well. The omission of nonsyphilitic leukoplakia must, however, be regretted, and the use of proprietary names for drugs creates an occasional difficulty for American readers. The etiologic classification has been followed as faithfully as possible, resulting in a chapter on diseases due to filter-passing viruses. The description of pink disease, erythredema polyneuritis, with a colored plate, also deserves special mention. The book is beautifully printed and the illustrations are many and excellent. It can be recommended highly as a short, timely treatise on the subject, written

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