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September 15, 1956

Diseases of the Skin

JAMA. 1956;162(3):258. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970200106027

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Abstract

Successive editions of this monumental work have become a standard component of the dermatologist's library. Since the last edition, the co-authorship of Sutton and Sutton has been dissolved by the death of the senior author; but the excellence of the present edition assures the book a continued prominent place in the dermatological literature. This volume is a combination textbook, encyclopedia, and atlas. The organization is that of the traditional textbook, but each section is supplemented with brief reviews of the literature and of pertinent experimental work, descriptions of unusual cases, and extensive bibliographic references with commentary. In addition, each section is profusely illustrated with black-and-white clinical photographs and photomicrographs of outstanding quality and variety. This is an extremely valuable feature of the book. The scope of the work is comprehensive. All known skin diseases, including the exanthems, are discussed and adequately indexed. Diseases are grouped by cause when this is

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