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December 1930

Diseases of the Skin. A Text Book for Practitioners and Students

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1930;22(6):1159. doi:10.1001/archderm.1930.01440180205021

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This new contribution to the too numerous treatises on dermatology is hard to characterize briefly and at the same time justly. It has some excellent points and some very weak ones. It is in turn voluminous and meager. It gives 74 pages to the principles of dermatology, except treatment; it seems to the reviewer that this material is inadequate and confused. The sole attention the author gives to pathology is given in this chapter. No reference is made to the pathology of the various diseases when he considers them individually, and very little to differential diagnosis. The author's general consideration of treatment is voluminous to an extraordinary degree, 200 pages being given to this subject, 130 of them to x-rays, Grenz rays, radium and ultraviolet rays. Much of this is useful; much of it is too elaborate and confusing. His consideration of the various diseases is satisfactory, as far as

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