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March 1931

Diagnose, Differentialdiagnose und Behandlung der Haut und Geschlechtskrankheiten

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1931;23(3):594-595. doi:10.1001/archderm.1931.03880210187021

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This is a presentation of diagnosis and treatment, with the idea of providing the practitioner with a reference work more valuable for diagnosis than those heretofore available. The author devotes 325 pages to dermatology, 122 to syphilis, 66 to gonorrhea, 13 to chancroid and 21 to other venereal diseases. Two appendixes contain a series of prescriptions referred to in the text and a brief consideration of methods of treatment, actinic, thermal, dietary, etc.

Because of his limited space, the author assumes that the reader already has a foundation of information concerning the anatomy and physiology of the skin, and contents himself with touching on the points he considers of special importance or of recent development. The outstanding feature of the book is the emphasis on diagnosis, a discussion of "How to Diagnose Skin Disease" followed by nineteen tables of differential diagnosis, the first fifteen on the basis of the primary

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