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March 5, 1955

Diseases of the Skin for Practitioners and Students

JAMA. 1955;157(10):871. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02950270089033

The present edition of this well-known textbook should continue to be popular with students and practitioners of dermatology. As in previous editions, Dr. Andrews has prepared a volume that is thoroughly up-to-date in both text and references, concise and practical in its approach, and readable in style. Several improvements in typography and format have been made. In this edition increased emphasis has been placed on the systemic implications of cutaneous disease and on dermatological histopathology. A number of new diseases have been described, and the sections on therapy have been extensively revised. Other additions include discussions of recent developments in the biochemistry of melanin formation and outlines of such diagnostic procedures as the LE test for lupus erythematosus, the Treponema pallidum immobilization test for syphilis, the Kveim test for sarcoidosis, the Schiff periodic acid stain for fungi, and the Tzanck technique for cytological examination of vesicular and bullous lesions. Of

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