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October 18, 1941

Diseases of the Nails

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By V. Pardo-Castello, M.D., Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Syphilology, University of Havana, Havana. With a foreword by Howard Fox, M.D., Professor of Dermatology and Syphilology, New York University, New York. Second edition. Cloth. Price, $3.50. Pp. 193, with 98 illustrations. Springfield, Illinois & Baltimore: Charles C. Thomas, 1941.

JAMA. 1941;117(16):1401. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820420093047

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In this edition Pardo-Castello has followed the same principles that inspired the first edition. Several new illustrations have been added and sixty-five new references to the literature are analyzed. This edition, like the first, is a welcome addition to the monographs dealing with diseases of a special organ. The material is clearly presented in seven chapters dealing with all phases of diseases of the nails and is a clear presentation of each condition with explanation of the complex terminology which is peculiar to disorders of the nails. Etiology and treatment of each condition are discussed and bibliographic references are given. Excellent photographs accompany each entity and help to enhance the clarity of the descriptions of each condition. The book is well presented with clear legible type, and there is a two page table dealing with occupations in which diseases of the nails are common, and a brief elaboration of the

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