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December 23, 1939

Diseases of the Skin

JAMA. 1939;113(26):2347. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800510069039

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The tenth edition of Sutton's well established textbook appears four years after the previous edition. The progress in dermatology in the intervening period has been considerable. Not only from the point of view of description of new entities but also from the establishment of new concepts, the various chapters of the book appear to include these discoveries. Moreover, there are ten color plates and 340 new illustrations. The authors point out that there have been a 100 per cent increment in the number of words and at least 7,000 bibliographic entries since the ninth edition. The book is marked by the authors' own opinions and observations. There are an excellent chapter on serologic diagnosis of syphilis and new material on the identification of the fungi. In their work the authors have consulted many other leaders in the field, so that this volume now constitutes one of the most timely, dependable

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