December 3, 1887

Treatise on Diseases of the Skin.

JAMA. 1887;IX(23):736. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400220032016

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This is the most recently published work on the subject and is worthy of a place among the other numerous text books on dermatology. The wide experience and eminent character of the author will command attention. His American publisher has made a handsome volume which it will illustrate with about seventy cuts. The scope of the work is the same as that of others on the subject. Particular attention is given to the discussion of diagnosis and treatment. It is a noteworthy fact that Dr. Anderson is not a specialist but a general practitioner. He has had, however, unusual opportunity for the study of diseases of the skin. 11,000 consecutive cases of various skin diseases are analyzed by the author. Considerable space is devoted to diseases of the hairs. Among other things we notice that in the healing of deep ulcers the author does not recommend sponge grafting which has

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