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January 12, 1935

Die Haut- und Geschlechtskrankheiten: Eine zusammenfassende Darstellung für die Praxis

JAMA. 1935;104(2):142. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760020058033

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Königstein of Vienna devotes 168 pages to a comprehensive discussion of the fundamental principles of the physiology of the skin. All the newer methods of testing cutaneous function are discussed, among them the dermo reaction to different stimuli, pharmacodynamic methods, capillary microscopy and electrophysiologic test methods. There are chapters on the skin as a protective organ and as an excretory agent, on temperature regulation and on metabolism. Much of the material is of such a complicated nature and of primarily physiologic rather than clinical interest that it does not lend itself readily to a review by a practicing dermatologist. Fuhs in a chapter of thirteen pages gives a rather brief discussion of the nature and chemistry of melanin pigment, including the researches of Bloch, Masson, Pautrier and other workers in this field.

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