October 20, 1934

Common Skin Diseases

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By A. C. Roxburgh, M.A., M.D., B.Ch., Physician in Charge of the Skin Department and Lecturer on Diseases of the Skin, St. Bartholomew's Hospital. Second edition. Cloth. Price, 16s. Pp. 369, with 136 illustrations. London: H. K. Lewis & Company, Ltd., 1934.

JAMA. 1934;103(16):1259. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750420071030

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This edition has been enlarged by the inclusion of chapters on congenital disorders of the skin, atrophies and scleroses, vesicular and bullous eruptions and erythrodermias. The addition of a goodly number of reproductions of clinical photographs and photomicrographs has enhanced the attractiveness of the book. The point of view of the general practitioner has been preserved by emphasis on differential diagnosis and by omission of those methods of treatment that ordinarily are to be had only in specialists' offices. It is unfortunate that the formulas are not given in the metric system as well as in the older one. Taken as a whole one must give praise to the printers for the excellence of the heavy paper used, for the attractive maroon-colored gold-stamped leather binding, and to the author for his careful, conservative and concise selection of material.

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