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April 12, 1941

Practical Handbook of the Pathology of the Skin: An Introduction to the Histology, Pathology, Bacteriology and Mycology of the Skin With Special Reference to Technique

JAMA. 1941;116(15):1745. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820150135029

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It is ambitious to attempt to crowd histology, pathology, bacteriology and mycology into four hundred and two pages, yet the authors have made a highly creditable showing. It is inevitable that the data should be sketchy and the subjects more or less disconnected. Indeed, many parts of the book suggest students' lecture notes which have been more or less amplified. The end result is a book from which it would be difficult for the novice to gain a well connected idea of the subjects discussed. The book is well-nigh ideal for students who have had courses of lectures on the subject matter and who would value the opportunity to refresh their memories on key points.

Perhaps some room for additional details on tissue processes could be salvaged by omitting data which can be readily secured in standard textbooks on general pathology. For example, the technic for the examination of the

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