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This little book by Dr. Symes is the result of thirty years' interest in erythema nodosum and is based on experience with 250 cases which he has seen and on which he has taken notes. It is an enormous experience in this condition and is only possible because for many years Dr. Symes has been able to see nearly all cases of this kind that came into the Bristol General Hospital. In general, his account of the facts concerning erythema nodosum is in accord with the classic accounts, but his experience leads him to some views that are not generally accepted. He believes that the skin lesions are due to a toxemia and not to a bacillemia, and that the disease is undoubtedly associated with tuberculosis. The book is a repository of information on this subject; it gives the matured views of an able internist and is altogether worthy of
Erythema Nodosum. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1929;19(4):706. doi:10.1001/archderm.1929.02380220179018