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April 9, 1938

Skin Diseases in General Practice: Their Recognition and Treatment

JAMA. 1938;110(15):1223. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790150069043

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This concise and practical treatise makes no pretense at being a complete textbook of dermatology, and within the limits set by its author it fulfils its purpose. The arrangement of the diseases of the skin according to their topographic distribution follows the plan of Sabouraud's Dermatologie topographique and is of value for ready reference. There is of course some unavoidable overlapping in the consideration of those diseases which may appear anywhere on the body. Due emphasis is given the recent therapeutic advances, particularly the use of gold compounds in erythematous lupus and the modern methods of applying radium in cutaneous cancer. X-ray dosage is still expressed in "pastille" doses. There may be a valid objection to such statements as "In the treatment of acne vulgaris a dose should be given a little short of a pastille dose." Most American dermatologists advise smaller doses at weekly intervals. The illustrations are numerous

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