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July 17, 1937

Cosmetic Dermatology. With Dictionary of Ingredients; Discussion of Anatomic, Physiologic, and Pharmacologic Bases of Cosmetic Application; "Shelf-Tested" Formulary; and Appendices on Odor and Color in Cosmetics

JAMA. 1937;109(3):232. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780290054031

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It takes a stretch of the imagination to call this book a dermatology. The volume is divided into two parts, the first containing a list of substances used in dermatology, and the second a set of recipes for what might be called beautifying cosmetics on the one hand and preparations definitely medicinal in nature on the other. At times there are limited and elementary discussions on lesions and treatment. There are no illustrations and no references to the literature. In appendix A is found a list of cosmetic colors. The volume will be found of value to certain dermatologists and to cosmetic manufacturers. It covers about the same ground as the Lexicon der kosmetischen Praxis by Volk and Winter but is not as complete.

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