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April 18, 1931

Diseases of the Skin: A Text-Book for Practitioners and Students.

JAMA. 1931;96(16):1333. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720420057034

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American medical literature has suffered from no deficiency of good textbooks on diseases of the skin. With the coming of the new volume by Dr. Andrews, it may be said to have a veritable plethora of such volumes. The book by Dr. Andrews is in general as good as any of the others and in some ways better than most. Certainly his chapters on therapeusis are well worked out, conservative and highly instructive. The illustrations are excellent; they are printed on good stock and are informative. Dr. Andrews has a well organized, succinct method of presentation of his material which makes it especially useful to the student and to the general practitioner. As has already been mentioned, the chapters on the roentgen ray, radium therapy, ultraviolet radiation and surgical diathermy are most complete and are accompanied by excellent bibliographies for supplementary reading. In the discussion of burns, the tannic acid

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