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July 17, 1967

Practical Dermatology

JAMA. 1967;201(3):211. doi:10.1001/jama.1967.03130030081034

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The third edition of this text on dermatology has a number of innovations which make it an attractive source of information both for the medical student and the practitioner. This text fills the need of those who want more information than is available in the so-called manuals of dermatology and yet do not want to get involved in the time-consuming effort necessary for obtaining data from the more voluminous texts. Of particular interest is the chapter dealing with the basic sciences in relation to dermatology. This will be useful and stimulating to the medical student, although I doubt that it will attract many of the older nondermatologic readers. In addition, there is a large and quite upto-date formulary which lists not only the generic products but also many of the proprietary agents which are effective. At the end of each chapter there is an up-to-date list of references dealing with