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November 1926

Fundamentals OF Dermatology

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1926;14(5):627. doi:10.1001/archderm.1926.02370230132016

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This small book of Schalek's is an outgrowth of his successful compend of dermatology. It is a rather formidable effort to undertake to give in a small volume the essentials of the principles of dermatology and of the various dermatoses. It requires a broad grasp of the subject as well as knowledge of the details, but it is an effort well worth while. We are in need of good books giving the essentials of the various large subjects in medicine; they are what students need and what practitioners need. They cover all of the facts of the working knowledge which any man uses in his profession.

Schalek has done well at this difficult task. In the first twenty pages he has given a good summary of the principles of dermatology. The reader who masters that can approach his cases intelligently and treat them intelligently. The remainder of the book is

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