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January 3, 1948

Skin Manifestations of Internal Disorders (Dermadromes)

JAMA. 1948;136(1):69. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890180071027

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A great deal of effort has gone into the writing of this book, for there are some 3,000 references cited, many from journals not easily accessible. The result is an excellent, informative book, skilfully written to preserve the proper balance between the systemic symptoms and the dermadromes, a name coined by the author and intended to signify the cutaneous part of a syndrome. This is the first current book of any length on the subject (another just released by Behrman is in brief handbook form), and it is said to be the first one in the English language since 1906.

The book has many praiseworthy features. The descriptions of the various syndromes are concise and clearly written; the references appear in full title on the bottom of each page; both established facts and controversial matters are presented; the illustrations are numerous and well selected. The forty-three chapters cover a wide

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