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The author, a well known Cuban dermatologist, disarms criticism by disclaiming all pretense to originality, his contribution being primarily intended for students and perhaps for general physicians. In this country, the chief interest in this book probably lies in its being inspired in American, or rather New York, sources—a pleasant departure, since Latin-American writers until recently relied almost exclusively on French literature for their material. The book is dedicated to Drs. G. M. Mackee, Howard Fox and Fred Wise of New York. A Spaniard might even take umbrage at the use of English rather than Spanish names for such conditions as foot and mouth disease, glossy skin, straw itch and Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and even for towns, as Aleppo, and for drugs, as trypan blue and tryparsamide. Because of the scarcity of reference works of this type in Spanish speaking countries, Dr. Pardo Castello's book will undoubtedly find a
Nociones de dermatología y sifilografía. JAMA. 1927;88(13):1027. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680390055039
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