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December 1921


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1921;4(6):856-857. doi:10.1001/archderm.1921.02350250135012

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Since the publication of Crocker's fine book on diseases of the skin, the British school of dermatology has been giving us abridged textbooks on diseases of the skin. We have had the excellent smaller books of Morris. Walker, Whitfield, Sequiera, and others. But the comprehensive books have been American. MacLeod now comes to us with a treatise, like some of the recent American works, in which as little concession to space is given as is practically possible. He gives the British a work which is the natural successor to Crocker's.

This work by MacLeod rouses great expectations, and must meet exacting requirements. It cannot but bear comparison with Crocker's book, which was generally regarded as one of the great books on dermatology. MacLeod, too, occupies a position of great respect among dermatologists. His book on the pathology of the skin has been a handbook for dermatologists for nearly twenty year

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