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June 17, 1944

Essentials of Dermatology

JAMA. 1944;125(7):525. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.02850250065032

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The appearance of a second edition in two years is adequate proof of the cordial reception the medical profession has accorded this book. The paragraphs on vitamin and sulfonamide therapy, the chapter on physical therapy, the pathology of several dermatoses and the newer ointment bases have been rewritten or elaborated on for the sake of clarity. Nineteen new photographs have been included. The organization of the book is good and the subject matter of all the common and even rare dermatologic diseases is presented in a clear and concise manner. Many charts for differential diagnosis will be found helpful to students of dermatology. The latest accepted treatments are described and those now obsolete have been omitted. An added feature is the use of sulfonamide drugs and a table of normal values, both printed on the inside covers of the book. This book should be in the library of the general

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