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November 5, 1955

Systemic Associations and Treatment of Skin Diseases

JAMA. 1955;159(10):1075. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02960270095043

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This book, dealing with the systemic phenomena associated with skin diseases, is a logical sequel to a previous volume by the same author in which he described the skin changes that accompany internal or systemic diseases. The books overlap to some degree when the skin and systemic manifestations are of equal significance, as in the deep mycoses and in leprosy. On the other hand, the systemic relationship of certain skin diseases such as lupus erythematosus, dermatomyositis, and scleroderma are thoroughly clarified and reviewed in the present volume to compensate for inadequate coverage in the previous book. The author also describes therapeutic measures for these diseases in great detail, including not only the nontopical drugs, but also selected diets, indirect radiation therapy, and balneologic methods, especially the use of spas. The book is well written, and, in general, the format is good. The illustrations are not numerous but are well chosen

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