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May 6, 1933

An Introduction to Dermatology.

JAMA. 1933;100(18):1457. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740180079037

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Abstract

Although the distinguished author still modestly considers this work an introduction to dermatology, in it he carries the reader far beyond the portals of the specialty. He makes of the book a personal exposition of the knowledge gained by his extensive experience of many years. This is especially true in his discussion of treatment. Here he is not satisfied with a mere listing of the methods of therapy, but for each he gives minute instructions for the preparation of the medicaments used and for their application. He discusses the indications and contraindications for various drugs, and among the latter he stresses the danger of using mercurial ointments on the skin of patients having an elevation of temperature, for in them there may be sufficient inhalation of the volatilized mercury to produce severe poisoning. In the main the author is very conservative in his statements, but in discussing seborrhea he states

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