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November 3, 1956

Clinical Selections in Dermatology and Mycology

JAMA. 1956;162(10):1018. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970270078035

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Since each contribution to this volume is written by an expert on a specific disease, this is not a textbook for the student but rather a summary of the knowledge and experience of an authority on a subject, condensed and maturely presented both for the practicing physician interested in a special topic and for the dermatologist. No attempt is made to present the material in an integrated or coordinated form. This is not a disadvantage, however, inasmuch as the contributions cover the important subjects in a thorough and thoughtful manner and properly emphasize controversial opinions and original ideas. Some of the more important contributions include the chapters on nutritional dermatoses, the collagen diseases, and the pigmentary dermatoses. Original methods of treatment are emphasized, and the use of simple, practical remedies is advised whenever possible. A large portion of the book deals with the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and therapy of fungous diseases,

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