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November 1931

Histopathology of Skin Diseases.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1931;24(5):928-929. doi:10.1001/archderm.1931.01450010940023

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There is finally a comprehensive original treatise on the histopathology of skin diseases in English. Men have been promising it or projecting it since the mind remembereth not to the contrary, but it has been left for McCarthy to do it. The invaluable work of Macleod was published in 1903, but that was almost entirely on general pathology of the skin. The monumental work of Unna was translated into English in 1896. However, the first does not cover special pathology, and the second is a work of genius, and that fact itself precludes its being a presentation of accepted general knowledge of pathology. McCarthy does produce surprising as it may seem, a work on skin diseases unique in English, and one that has been insistently needed for more than a generation.

One takes up the book with eagerness ; it is a handsome volume and excites high expectations. It may

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