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April 2, 1904

Portfolio of Dermo chromes.

JAMA. 1904;XLII(14):908. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02490590042023

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The diagnosis of skin diseases, even by the specialist, is often a difficulty, and the general practitioner frequently meets cases that are more than puzzling. To describe in words the characteristics of most of the skin infections is an impossibility, and for this reason all works on this subject, if not accompanied with illustrations, are deficient. And even then, simply black and white pictures are usually unsatisfactory. The recent development of three and four color printing has made it possible to show practically true to nature every kind of eruption. The second volume of Jacobi's atlas of skin diseases has, like the first, illustrations of this character; they show the disease exactly as it appears to the eye. The work, as a whole, is intended for the general practitioner, and consequently includes the commoner forms of skin diseases, and not the unique and rare. The exanthemata— such as scarlatina, measles,

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