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July 8, 1911

The Principles and Practice of Dermatology.

JAMA. 1911;LVII(2):147. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260070151038

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The author in this revision of his admirable book has found it necessary to add a number of new titles, among them being "Gangosa," "Sporotrichosis," "Brown-Tail Moth Dermatitis," "Dermatitis from Straw-Mites," "Cestode Larva in the Skin," "Paraffinoma" (an affection following the injection of paraffin for cosmetic purposes), and some others. In the article on syphilis several pages are devoted to salvarsan, which name the author does not use, still calling it "606." These pages are simply interpolated without explanation or apology, as if by afterthought, and are not connected with the rest of the text; in fact, they are inserted between pages 584 and 585, and divide a sentence on the treatment of syphilis. Nor do they correctly represent the latest opinions on dose or method of administration. Neither the drug nor the method of treatment is mentioned in the index. The section on radium and the author's method of

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