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October 9, 1926


JAMA. 1926;87(15):1234-1235. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680150068030

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This is a well written book of dermatologic facts, but is not to be classed as a "compend." The author has described concisely most of the dermatologic entities. The illustrations, a large part of which are moulage reproductions, are fair. The first twenty-five pages are devoted to consideration of the anatomy and physiology of the skin. This is followed by a brief general consideration of etiology, pathology and diagnosis. Then follow 335 pages of excellent description of the various dermatoses. These are divided into two main groups—those of exogenous origin and those of endogenous. The subdivisions under each are well arranged. The exanthematous fevers are described, but syphilis is excluded except for reference in two instances in differential diagnosis. The book can well be recommended to the practicing physician, for whom it was intended, and to the undergraduate medical student. For the dermatologist or the research student, however, it has

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