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June 16, 1956

Atlas und Praktikum der Dermatologie und Venerologie

JAMA. 1956;161(7):664. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970070096030

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American dermatologists may well be envious of European colleagues who are able to publish an atlas with 100 good color plates and still keep the price within reasonable limits. The author is internationally known for his work on the buffering capacity of the skin and its relation to alkali sensitivity. His present work is directed to the general practitioner, and from this point of view the illustrations of common dermatoses are well selected. With a few exceptions (plate 65 on lichen planus and plate 75 on pityriasis rosea are not very characteristic), the pictures are excellent and should be helpful in general practice. The text is short, but the material is well selected, and many important diagnostic points are well taken. The chapter on allergic dermatoses is excellent. With some points most American dermatologists will disagree. Butcher's pemphigus is listed with other varieties of pemphigus, although it is known to

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