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December 13, 1952

Essentials of Dermatology.

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By Norman Tobias, M.D., Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology, St. Louis University, St. Louis. Fourth edition. Cloth. $6. Pp. 596, with 189 illustrations. J. B. Lippincott Company, 227-231 S. Sixth St., Philadelphia 5; Aldine House, 10-13 Bedford St., London, W.C.2; 2083 Guy St., Montreal, 1952.

JAMA. 1952;150(15):1548. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.03680150102043

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This is a satisfying, authoritative, personal book, written in readable style with an economy of words. The commoner diseases of the skin and typical clinical pictures are emphasized, the uncommon and atypical disregarded. The book, in fact, is admirably suited to the first needs of the graduate student of dermatology. It should serve the practitioner satisfactorily, and even the medical student, although it may contain too many capsule-comments for the student. The classifications, however, are workable, the descriptions brief but authentic, and the treatment modern. The book is well illustrated in black and white, with six subjects in color, and the index is comprehensive.

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