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The publishing of the fifth edition of Hoffmann's Die Behandlung der Hautund Geschlechtskrankheiten is sufficient testimony of its worth, when one remembers the great number of these epitomes of dermatology that have been published in German. It is a book of 318 pages, 180 of which are given to dermatology. It is amazing how much of the essentials of dermatology can be put into this space. The explanation is the great amount of attention given to the principles of dermatology. When the reader has mastered these, the details of the various diseases can be epitomized in small space. To the principles of dermatology Hoffmann devotes 50 pages, or nearly one third of his space. This is an enlightening and extremely useful exposition of that subject, which any one can read with interest and profit. It takes a master to summarize a subject well, and most masters have not the patience,
Die Behandlung der Haut-und Geschlechtskrankheiten mit Kurzer Diagnostik. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1930;21(6):1083–1084. doi:10.1001/archderm.1930.01440120185018
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