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October 29, 1938

An Introduction to Dermatology, with a Chapter on the Theory and Technique of X-Ray and Radium Therapy

JAMA. 1938;111(18):1688. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790440082029

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Abstract

Molesworth's textbook opens with a foreword by the late Prof. Josef Jadassohn, and the influence of his teachings is noted in the text. The discussion on allergic diseases embraces eczema, occupational diseases, urticaria and purpura. There is also a discussion of sensitization and desensitization with remarks on cutaneous testing, including patch testing. This entire section occupies fifty-seven pages. For some unexplained reason the author includes urticaria pigmentosa under the general heading of allergic diseases. The remarks on the treatment of the various described dermatoses are conservative and practical. The book is well illustrated, but the photographic reproductions, on the whole, do not compare in excellence with those in our better American textbooks. The section on radiation treatment is excellent and contains the fruit of the author's wide experience in the treatment of carcinoma of the skin, a condition occurring with great frequency in Australia. The author has attempted with considerable

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