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January 1970

Dermatologie und Venerologie

Arch Dermatol. 1970;101(1):128. doi:10.1001/archderm.1970.04000010130036

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Among the more useful German textbooks on dermatology and venereology is the volume by Keining and Braun-Falco which describes concisely and masterfully both skin and venereal diseases. Particularly informative are the chapters on dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, pruritus, and fungous infections as well as those on diseases of the hair and nail. Most of the 501 black and white illustrations vividly portray the various manifestations of skin diseases. The value of this book is enhanced by the inclusion of a short and precise histology of the common and some of the not so common dermatoses.

For the reader interested in dermatological history there is mention of the original authors of various contributions relating to different dermatoses and to the year of their publication.

Several minor errata have crept into this text: pustulosis acuta varioliformis, identical with Kaposi's varicelliform eruption, was described by Juliusberg in 1899, not in 1889; Jenner made his

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