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May 28, 1932

Rational Pharmaceutical Treatment of Common Skin Diseases.

JAMA. 1932;98(22):1937. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730480087040

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Eleven groups include nearly three fifths of all the diagnoses made of patients with skin disease. As stated in an editorial in The Journal some years ago, every practitioner should become familiar with eczema, acne, scabies, psoriasis, seborrhea, impetigo, urticaria, dermatitis venenata, tinea, alopecia, pediculosis and pruritus. Dr. Goodman in this volume briefly considers the anatomy of the skin, methods of examination, bathing and diet and then discusses the treatment of the diseases of the skin according to the groups mentioned. The book is simply written and is planned particularly for the general practitioner. In view of the close relationship of allergy to disorders of the skin, the author includes a discussion of elimination diets not only for adults but also for children of various ages. The illustrations are printed on special stock; the text itself with large type and on good paper. There are numerous citations of useful prescriptions,

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