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November 1953

Dermatology; Essentials of Diagnosis and Treatment.

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By Marion B. Sulzberger, M.D., professor and chairman, department of dermatology and syphilology, New York University Post-Graduate Medical School; director of dermatology and syphilology, Skin and Cancer Unit and University Hospital, New York University-Bellevue Medical Center, and Jack Wolf, M.D., associate professor of clinical dermatology and syphilology, New York University Post-Graduate Medical School; attending dermatologist and syphilologist, Skin and Cancer Unit and University Hospital, New York University-Bellevue Medical Center. Price, $10.00. Pp. 592, with 65 illustrations. Year Book Publishers, Inc., 200 E. Illinois St., Chicago 11, 1952.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1953;92(5):765. doi:10.1001/archinte.1953.00240230165019

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Abstract

This volume is a revision and expansion of "Dermatologic Therapy," by the same authors. It is not a dermatologic text in the true sense of the word, but a compendium on skin diseases, with emphasis on the principles of diagnosis and particularly on treatment. There are no chapters on the anatomy or physiology of the skin, none on histology or pathology, and there is no bibliography.

Almost half of the volume is devoted to the commoner skin diseases, particularly the eczema and acne group, fungous infections and pyodermas. A good deal of the material is a condensation of lectures and chapters from previous publications by the same authors. There are numerous good black-and-white illustrations and eight colored plates reprinted from Ciba Symposia.

If there is any drawback to the volume, it lies in its verbosity. Several of the chapters could be condensed, particularly those dealing with measures devoted to the

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