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September 19, 1959

Modern Dermatologic Therapy

JAMA. 1959;171(3):371. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03010210123028

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This compilation of papers read at a symposium sponsored by the University of California at Los Angeles, in 1958, well demonstrates that cutaneous medicine is a dynamic subject with broad applications. Among the subjects discussed were the socalled collagen diseases, light eruptions, pigmentation, psychiatric aspects of dermatology, steroid therapy, and such diseases as psoriasis, warts, acne, and eczema. The articles were contributed by about 20 experienced teachers. As with all such cooperative efforts, presentations are a bit uneven, but the editors have managed to maintain a high degree of uniformity. Of more importance is the fact that the material covers the many recent advances in dermatology in a way that textbooks cannot accomplish. The book consists mostly of text with but few illustrations; the emphasis throughout is on modern methods of therapy, and each article is documented with bibliographic references. The index is complete. This book accurately reflects dermatological progress

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