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These authors, having already succeeded in giving the student and practitioner of medicine a most complete text in dermatology, are again successful in offering this shorter, less expensive "manual." The authors clearly state their goals for this new volume in the preface:
"To summarize—the chief useful facts regarding the diagnosis, prevention and cure of the diseases affecting the skin which are encountered frequently in daily practice.—To summarize those principles of physiology, chemistry and anatomy which are most useful in promoting an understanding of the genesis of dermatologic disease. To emphasize—those changes in the skin which may be representative of systemic disease. To hew to the line of as forthright and simple a terminology as possible.—To assess the true usefulness and the hazards—of treatment—. To indicate those diseases which may ordinarily be managed effectively in general practice, and those in which more specialized methods and experience may be essential. To substitute
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