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August 30, 1941

Nociones de dermatología y sifilografía

JAMA. 1941;117(9):815-816. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820350155031

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In this edition of one of the most popular dermatologic textbooks used in the Ibero-American countries, one is most struck by the clear, concise style and the logical arrangement of the material. All the known dermatoses, including the exanthems and the cutaneous diseases peculiar to the tropics, are discussed. The orderly, clearcut presentation of the subject matter is ideal for the student. The absence of discussion of controversial etiologic theories conserves considerable space and also simplifies the subject matter for the student, but it removes a stimulus to thinking for oneself. An excellent feature is the comprehensive discussion of differential diagnosis with regard to each dermatosis considered. The volume is thoroughly up to date. For instance, the influence of strain and instability of the nervous system in the causation of certain of the functional dermatoses is mentioned. The avitaminoses and the indications for vitamin therapy in these disorders and in

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