Book Reviews
February 1933

Skin Diseases and Nutrition.

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By Erich Urbach. Price, $7. Pp. 242. Vienna: Wilhelm Maudrich, 1932.

Am J Dis Child. 1933;45(2):454. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1933.01950150227015

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This book on an important subject is the first of its kind that the reviewer has ever seen. The first part of the book consists of articles on chemical properties of the skin and the influence of nutrition on these properties. These are exhaustively considered from every standpoint, and there is a wealth of reference to the literature. Then there is a chapter on cutaneous diseases due to malnutrition. The author considers these diseases extensively and well. The next chapter is on diseases of the skin due to alimentary infections and intoxications, and then one on dermatoses caused by diseases of the digestive tract, etc. In other words, in the first part of the book the author considers the subject from the standpoint of nutrition and the cause and relation between nutritional disturbances of all sorts and the dermatologic diseases. In the special part of the book, there is an

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