June 20, 1953

Dermatology: Essentials of Diagnosis and Treatment.

JAMA. 1953;152(8):773. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.03690080117039

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This volume, published through three editions under the title "Dermatologic Therapy in General Practice," has been revised to include recent advances in therapy and has been given a new title to acknowledge the importance of the sections on diagnosis that open each chapter. It presents lucidly and authoritatively the practical details of diagnosis and treatment of the commoner dermatoses and of syphilis. The authors have written especially for the student and general practitioner, but the postgraduate student of dermatology will find the book helpful. Basic principles of dermatological history-taking, examination, and treatment are outlined before specific dermatoses are considered in detail. The rationale of various types of topical therapy is explained clearly in the chapter on principles of topical medication. Throughout the book, the details of treatment are so explicit and so well illustrated that even the beginner in dermatology should have no difficulty in applying them. In each chapter

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