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November 1920


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1920;2(5):668. doi:10.1001/archderm.1920.02350110143013

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The third edition of Castellani and Chalmers' "Tropical Medicine" presents to us in enlarged form a work that is of the greatest value to dermatologists. It is valuable for its account of skin diseases in the tropics, but its greatest value lies in the systematic and exact exposition of the subject of the vegetable and animal parasites that attack the skin. In this field it is a reference book which the reviewer has in the past found invaluable. One cannot but admire to the highest degree the thoroughness with which these subjects have been covered.

Not less than 270 pages are devoted to the section on skin diseases, not including such important diseases as yaws, verruca peruana, leprosy and pellagra, which are treated under general diseases, nor the parasitology of skin diseases, which is a part of the general consideration of parasitology. This amount given to skin diseases is testimony

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