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May 22, 1948

Precis de dermatologie

JAMA. 1948;137(4):420. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890380090039

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A. Civatte has followed closely the plan of the previous editions by Darier and has changed the clinical descriptions in only slight degree, although he has discussed the more recent developments in dermatology with respect to etiology, pathogenesis and physiology. The present textbook retains the usual division of previous editions into two main categories, morphologic and nosologic, often requiring the reader to consult both sections. The clinical descriptions, however, remain outstanding in their clear and concise presentation of the essential data on the various dermatoses, and the book is unsurpassed as a reference in this respect. The author states that he has adhered to Darier's desire to limit the text to the scope of a manual, and consequently relatively few of the more recently described dermatoses are included in this new edition. The text can be recommended only for those who wish to find a maximum amount of information regarding

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