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June 1, 1957

Sequeira's Diseases of the Skin

JAMA. 1957;164(5):617. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980050107031

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The authors of this sixth edition of a well-known English textbook are former students of the late Dr. Sequeira. Ten years have elapsed since the appearance of the previous edition. In view of the marked advances in dermatology during this period, extensive changes have been made in the book and many chapters have been completely rewritten. Nevertheless, the volume adheres to the same stereotyped pattern of presentation as its predecessor. The general range of skin diseases is covered in detail and the descriptive writing is simple and straightforward. Therapeutic procedures are described adequately, although many of the newer ideas, drug information, and techniques are merely enumerated or briefly discussed. The adherence of the authors to the formalized and didactic presentation of material has a slightly stultifying effect on the reader. The illustrations are clear and in general serve to amplify the text, but a number of the older photographs could

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