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June 1932

Rational Pharmaceutical Treatment of Common Skin Diseases.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1932;25(6):1182-1183. doi:10.1001/archderm.1932.01450021218027

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Goodman attempts something unusual in that he limits himself to a consideration of the treatment of only the cutaneous diseases most commonly encountered: eczema, tinea, acne, scabies, psoriasis, seborrhea, impetigo, urticaria, dermatitis venenata, alopecia, pediculosis, pruritus and verrucae, in the order named. The 350 pages of text include, in addition to outlines of treatment, four chapters on the principles of dermatology, a chapter on the life cycles of animal parasites of the human skin, lists of diets, prescription formulas and clinical descriptions of the diseases. The book contains much information that is useful and some statements that will not meet with general approval. The section on bathing and soaps, as well as the paragraphs on the preparation of ointments and lotions, should be useful to the practitioner. But when, in the treatment of juvenile acne, the author includes instruction in sex hygiene and discusses the true facts of adolescence to

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