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September 7, 1940

An Atlas of the Commoner Skin Diseases with 120 Plates Reproduced by Direct Colour Photography from the Living Subject

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By Henry C. G. Semon, M.A., D.M., F.R.C.P., Physician for Diseases of the Skin, Royal Northern and Hampstead General Hospitals, London. Photography under the direction of Arnold Moritz, B.A., M.D., B.C. Second edition. Cloth. Price, $12. Pp. 272, Baltimore: William Wood & Company, 1940.

JAMA. 1940;115(10):882. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810360070035

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This dermatologic reference book presents in one compact volume, at a reasonable price, 120 Finlay color plates to illustrate the dermatoses most frequently seen in routine practice. Opposite each plate is a short clinical description of the disorder presented, with a practical outline of treatment and an occasional helpful table of differential diagnosis. The various diseases are arranged in convenient alphabetical order. The photography, by Arnold Moritz, is excellent. The illustrations are taken not from moulages but directly from living subjects and they are accurately reproduced to maintain lifelike color values. The cases have been selected intelligently to bring out the cardinal clinical features of each disease, and in the portrayal in color there is a depth or third dimensional effect which is lacking when the illustrations are in the usual black and white. The volume is not intended to be a textbook but rather an accessory aid to the

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