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October 7, 1950

Atlas der Haut- und Geschlechtskrankheiten

JAMA. 1950;144(6):505. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02920060067032

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In addition to the 428 photographs, mostly colored, this atlas gives short remarks on the differential diagnosis and therapy pertaining to the diseases pictured. The purpose of the volume is to give a rapid orientation for the practitioner in the office diagnosis of the more common skin and venereal diseases and their atypical manifestations. The material has an arrangement similar to that of Schoenfeld's textbook (J. A. M. A.142:766 [March 11] 1950). Most of the pictures are selected with excellent didactic sense, although there are a few exceptions. Figure 13 is not in the least characteristic for pustular rosacea. On figure 25, the most characteristic feature of pityriasis rosea, the scaling ring in an intermediate zone, cannot be recognized. Neither is figure 247 characteristic of necrobiosis lipoidica. The colors are not always true, but otherwise the pictures are technically perfect, and the whole atlas is a remarkable achievement both

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