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November 30, 1940

Modern Dermatology and Syphilology

JAMA. 1940;115(22):1911. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810480075025

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Here is a distinctly new volume in the field of textbooks on dermatology. The book has been planned primarily as a textbook and contains several new features both as to arrangement and as to nature of material which will make it appeal to the medical student. The functional point of view has been dominant. Skin diseases are grouped according to common causation or diagnostic considerations which make natural grouping. There is a general consideration of therapy as has been the custom with other textbooks on diseases of the skin, but in addition special information is provided in relationship to each group of diseases. The bibliography for each chapter is brief but useful. There are thirty-two colored illustrations and a great number of illustrations in black and white, which naturally are of special value in a work on diseases of the skin. Another new feature is a chart of the treatment

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