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This book by Friedman, who wrote also "The Emperor's Itch," is an especially timely contribution, since "the incidence of scabies inevitably rises during and immediately after war." Military experience indicates that approximately ten days are required for the care of a case of scabies, so that the problem might well assume serious proportions now that we are approaching full mobilization. Every phase of scabies is considered in this book—its history, clinical picture, incidence, treatment and public health aspects. Of unusual and particular interest are the chapters dealing with the historical phases of the disease. One of the most significant documents in the history of disease, Bonomo's letter to Redi, is reproduced, and historical references are directed not alone to the nature of the disease but also to its treatment. The chapter on treatment is brought down to date. Every method that has been recommended is critically considered and described in
Scabies—Civil and Military: Its Prevalence, Prevention and Treatment. JAMA. 1941;117(15):1306. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820410084051
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