A large general hospital in which there is a friendly and close cooperation between the various departments offers to the dermatologist an opportunity to become familiar with a material quite different from the one which he generally sees in his office or even in the dermatologic wards of a hospital. The monotony of prescribing ointments or giving roentgen-ray treatment, which with some is the alpha and omega of cutaneous medicine, gives place to an appreciation that the cause of many skin diseases is found in constitutional and other systemic or metabolic factors. One learns to broaden his mental field of vision and to see in the cutaneous surface not merely an organ of protection, but an intrinsic part of the entire organism with important biologic functions. In short, one treats the patient affected with skin manifestations and not the latter alone.
We shall discuss skin conditions which we have observed
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