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August 2, 1947

The Problem of Lupus Vulgaris

JAMA. 1947;134(14):1208. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02880310066036

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"This small book is written in an attempt to help the sufferer from lupus and inasmuch needs no apology. It presents the experience of thirty years' practice in the treatment of such patients." With such a humble beginning to the preface of this book one hesitates to be critical. However, for all it contributes to the knowledge of "lupus"—it is assumed that the author means lupus vulgaris—it might as well have been written thirty years ago. The illustrations are without value because they are badly out of focus for the most part and the color reproductions are meaningless. There is no discussion of the histopathology of the disease or of the modern methods of treatment. It is difficult to understand why an American publisher would offer this volume at this time for this price.

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