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January 15, 1938

Nouvelle pratique dermatologique

JAMA. 1938;110(3):232. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790030066027

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This volume is opened by a chapter on urticaria by Flandin, Poumeau, Delille and Soulié. A general discussion of the etiology, diagnosis and treatment is well covered in the thirty-five pages devoted to the subject. This is followed by a chapter on eczema by Sézary and Horowitz. In the 108 pages the authors set forth the clinical manifestations, the histopathology, the etiology and the treatment of eczema. The chapter is too inclusive. Many of the subjects included might well be given separate treatment under special headings. Thus the photographs on pages 47, 48, 49, 58 and 69 apparently are of cases of infectious follicular dermatitis. "Eczema streptococcique" is not eczema in the American understanding of the term and "eczema du sein" might well be impetigo secondary to scabies. In other words this chapter could be broken down into many different and specific types of dermatitis. Much the same may be

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