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October 19, 1957

Practical Dermatology

JAMA. 1957;165(7):907. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980250141032

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This compact volume by two prominent dermatologists combines the features of a handbook and brief textbook of dermatology for practitioners. It deals with the more common dermatoses seen in practice and emphasizes diagnosis and treatment. The authors include such information on etiology and pathological physiology as they feel is necessary for a rational approach to therapy. This book presents the author's own views on the cause, mechanism, and treatment of the various dermatoses. In discussing therapy, they recommend only those measures with which they have had ample personal experience. These include the use of most of the many new agents available. The material is arranged in orthodox fashion and presented in a clear, concise, and readable manner. While many of the photographs are excellent, a number are lacking in clarity. The classification of hemorrhagic diseases should be expanded to include some of the more recently discovered disturbances of the clotting

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