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Although the title of this volume indicates that it deals with diseases of the skin appendages, including acne and rosacea, it covers a much larger territory, much of it in a masterful manner. Some of the longer chapters deal with diseases of the sudoriferous and sebaceous apparatus, hairs and nails, eruptions associated with deficiency states, metabolic and endocrine disturbances, leukemia, lymphomas, and diseases of the liver, pancreas, urogenital system, and gastrointestinal tracts. A summary of the basic histopathological, physiopathological, and biochemical features is presented in most chapters, with the etiology, clinical features, differential diagnosis, and management of the various diseases.
A successful attempt has been made to cover the literature with plentiful references to work published in European and non-European countries. As would be expected in a work of this type, few of the references are more recent than 1957. The names of the authors of pertinent work are found
Dermatologie und Venerologie einschliesslich Berufskrankheiten dermatologischer Kosmetik und Andrologie. In fünf Bänden. JAMA. 1960;172(7):766. doi:10.1001/jama.1960.03020070124041