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April 19, 1913

The Diseases of the Skin.

JAMA. 1913;60(16):1254. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04340160056036

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Abstract

While this volume contains 375 pages, large octavo, it is really a small book, for the type is large, the spacing wide, and the paragraphs short. It is a pleasing book to the eye, but after saying this we sadly confess that we find little else to commend. The work is a conventional short handbook of skin diseases, so sketchy as to give no satisfactory consideration of anything, and without personal color. There are many surprising statements to be found, as for example: water is readily absorbed by the skin; urticaria is most commonly produced by fish; the diagnosis of xanthoma diabeticorum from xanthoma simplex depends mainly on the discovery of glycosuria; excision is the best treatment for large pigmented nevi and elevated vascular nevi.

As evidence of the author's looseness of style (and thought?), the definitions are illustrative: Erythema multiforme is "an acute inflammatory disease of the skin with

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