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The first 380 pages of volume VIII, which brings to a close this huge work, are devoted to topographic dermatology. This is of great value to the general practitioner but of much less value to the specialist in that it is largely repetitious. It is interesting, however, owing to the fact that it is the first contribution of its kind since the work of Sabouraud, which appeared in 1905 and which was translated into several languages.
Sabouraud and Pignot in fifty-two pages cover the semeiology of the scalp. About the same number of pages are taken up by Bory on the topographic dermatology of the face and nose. The illustrations in this article are numerous and excellent. Fernet follows with about eighty pages on the lips, mouth and tongue. This constitutes a valuable contribution to the volume and, although the illustrations are not as numerous as in the preceding article,
Nouvelle pratique dermatologique. JAMA. 1939;112(16):1630. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.1939.02800160094032
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