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August 13, 1927

Textbook of Diseases of the Skin and Syphilis. Designed for the Use of Students and Practitioners.

JAMA. 1927;89(7):546-547. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690070056044

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The author says in the foreword that his experience as a teacher has shown him the need for "a textbook on dermatology constructed on sound pedagogical principles"; he says further that he means by this based "on logic." He then calls particular attention to certain features of his book and says that "so far as possible the etiologic classification of the diseases of the skin has been adopted." A preface is interesting, as indicating the work the author has laid out for himself and his feeling about the result. From this foreword the author apparently has laid out a rather ambitious scheme and is not altogether dissatisfied with the result.

The work may be characterized, however, as a quite commonplace description of dermatoses with nothing original in the treatment of the subject. On the whole, it falls much below the standard of numerous other well known textbooks on dermatology. A

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