October 1943

Synopsis of Diseases of the Skin.

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By Richard L. Sutton, M.D., and Richard L. Sutton Jr., M.D. Price, $5.50. Pp. 481. St. Louis: C. V. Mosby Company, 1942.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1943;72(4):562. doi:10.1001/archinte.1943.00210100135009

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The Suttons, père et fils, have collaborated to present in a compact form a general discussion of diseases of the skin. The material is prepared primarily for the physician in general practice rather than for the specialist in dermatology. In order best to use their space, the authors have concentrated on simplicity and condensation; so they devote most of the space to common conditions and allot only a little to unusual ones. To further enhance the essentially practical quality of the book there is an illustration on nearly every page. The illustrations are well selected and for the most part are clearcut and readily interpreted. One minor criticism of the book has to do with the presentation of the systemic diseases which have cutaneous manifestations. One tends to gain the impression that the cutaneous lesions are of primary importance, whereas actually the underlying etiologic factor should dominate the whole consideration

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