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February 18, 1939

Corpus Iconum Morborum Cutaneorum

JAMA. 1939;112(7):665-666. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800070081028

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At the ninth International Dermatologic Congress in Budapest, Sept. 13 to 21, 1935, it was decided to make a further issue of publications devoted to pictorial representations of dermatologic conditions. It was felt that such a publication would do much to produce a universal dermatologic nomenclature, to say nothing of its educational value. Professor Nékám agreed to assume this monumental task, although he had already devoted almost his entire time for two years to ensure the success of the congress. These three volumes are the fruits of these endeavors. He has been assisted in the publication by a staff of Hungarian, as well as by several German, Italian, English and French collaborators. It is unfortunate that the lack of space precludes mentioning them by name.

Part I, a book of 180 pages, is directed to the introduction. "In this work it is not the desire to present a textbook but

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