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November 12, 1938

Nouvelle pratique dermatologique

JAMA. 1938;111(20):1872-1873. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790460066026

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The first forty pages in volume vi are devoted to the deficiency diseases. Nicolas and Massia under this heading group pellagra, the pellagroid erythemas and the pseudo-pellagras as the pellagra syndrome. This is followed by an article on beriberi and another on scurvy and on Barlow's disease (avitaminosis C).

Petges and his collaborators devote 197 pages to the cutaneous atrophies. Under the heading of vergetures are included all the various striae. Dermatite chronique atrophiante (Pick-Herxheimer) and anétoderma are discussed at length. The black and white and colored plates of the former could not be improved on. Poikiloderma has been the subject of so much discussion that any one especially interested in this disease would do well to read the exhaustive and authoritative treatment of this dermatosis by Gabriel and André Petges. This chapter is well documented and well illustrated. Particularly interesting are the roentgenograms of poikilodermatomyositis with calcareous concretions. The

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