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September 26, 1959

Roxburgh's Common Skin Diseases

JAMA. 1959;171(4):492-493. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03010220116030

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The popularity of this compact volume is attested to by the fact that it is now in its 11th edition. Written as a practical book for general practitioners and students, it discusses primarily the common skin diseases from the standpoint of differential diagnosis and forms of treatment available to the general practitioner. The indications for more specialized treatments are listed and the results to be expected are outlined. The descriptions of the diseases are concise and readable, and there are useful sections on therapy which have been kept up to date. While the book is written by British dermatologists the American reader should have no difficulty with the pharmacological terminology, since only an occasional British trade name is used. Each section is illustrated with black and white clinical photographs of excellent clarity and detail. The text includes a brief index of differential diagnosis based on the morphology of the presenting

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