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November 27, 1948

Dermatologic Therapy in General Practice

JAMA. 1948;138(13):1005. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02900130069037

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This third edition brings up to date the important advances in dermatologic and antisyphilitic therapy. It is written primarily for the general practitioner and contains information which, if wisely used, will enable him adequately to treat most of the common dermatoses. In a logical and straightforward manner the principles of therapy are discussed. Thus, before specific measures are mentioned, the first chapters are devoted to general principles of topical medication and physical therapy. The authors make an excellent attempt to enable the reader to understand the reasons for using each type of local medication so that it may be applied with an intelligent understanding for the needs of dermatologic patients. Whole chapters are devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of such disorders as: the eczematous dermatoses, urticaria, atopiceczema, fungus diseases, acne vulgaris, the pyodermas, seborrheic dermatitis, parasitic diseases and new growths. The chapters on syphilis deal with the clinical features

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