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April 17, 1954

You and Your Skin

JAMA. 1954;154(16):1397. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.02940500077044

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This book is written primarily for the lay reader, although it contains some information of value to others who wish dermatological orientation. Thirty-one short chapters provide discussions on the structure of the skin and its functions, the relation of general health to the skin, cutaneous allergy, cosmetics, infections of the skin, disorders of its appendages, and other problems of a similar nature. The book presents a readable and not overly technical account for those interested in their skin problems. It is not intended as a primer or textbook for medical students or others who require detailed and specific information of a dermatological nature. The few illustrations are well selected. The printing and binding are also of good quality.

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