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September 21, 1946

Diseases of the Skin for Practitioners and Students

JAMA. 1946;132(3):180. doi:10.1001/jama.1946.02870380062028

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This book has been one of the standard American textbooks for the past sixteen years, and the material in this edition, as in the first two, is current. It contains all the newer entities and syndromes that have been described in recent years and the newer methods of treatment. The illustrations are particularly good, and there are many of them. The bibliography is also extensive and well selected; the index is full. The grouping and classification of the various diseases are workable ones, and the presentation of the material is in the established didactic manner. Unlike most dermatologic textbooks, there is a great deal—perhaps too much—of detailed consideration given to radiation therapy; and there may be some disagreement with the author's unqualified endorsement of contact radiation. One may question too the author's enthusiastic recommendation of penicillin and sulfonamides for the treatment of altogether too many diseases. Penicillin is recommended for

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