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October 29, 1927

STRICKLER'S "DISEASES OF THE SKIN AND SYPHILIS"—REPLY TO A REVIEW

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Philadelphia.

JAMA. 1927;89(18):1535. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690180067030

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To the Editor:  —I am taking advantage of your offer permitting the correction of any misstatements which have appeared in the review of my book entitled "Diseases of the Skin and Syphilis," which was published in The Journal, August 13, p. 546. In setting forth the facts which justify my contentions, I have adopted as a basis of comparison a number of well known and recognized textbooks on diseases of the skin, such as those of Ormsby, Sutton, Sequeira and Schamberg.The severest criticism leveled at my book concerns the amount of space devoted to such fundamental subjects as the anatomy and physiology of the skin as well as the pathology and bacteriology. Sutton, in the sixth edition of his book, a volume of 1,200 pages, devotes twenty-seven pages to anatomy and physiology, more than one third of which is devoted to illustrations; Ormsby, in a book of 1,170 pages,

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