December 1937

Diseases of the Nails.

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By V. Pardo-Castello. Price, $3.50. Pp. 377. Springfield, Ill., Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, 1936.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1937;60(6):1114. doi:10.1001/archinte.1937.00180060167020

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This excellent monograph by a dermatologist particularly well qualified in the field is the only comprehensive survey of its kind in the English language. Dr. Pardo-Castello capably fulfills his purpose of making a complete yet simple summary of the subject. The first chapter deals with anatomy and histology and includes the newer concepts of the circulation of the nail bed and the chemical composition of the nails. The pathologic changes in the nails in general are outlined in the second chapter, which includes a table of the frequency of disorders of the nails. The following four chapters are concerned with disorders peculiar to the nails, onychodystrophies, ungual manifestations of dermatoses and of systemic diseases and congenital diseases of the nails, thus roughly classifying the types of changes in nails. Under each individual subdivision the most effective therapeutic measures are given clearly. Roentgen treatment, with its indications and dosage, is discussed

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