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September 1932

Manuel pratique de dermatologie

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1932;26(3):591. doi:10.1001/archderm.1932.01450030589022

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This work by two of Brocq's pupils, to which his nephew has also contributed, is the latest production of the French school. As the authors state, it bears throughout the imprint of Brocq's teaching, and to his memory it is appropriately dedicated. The first volume is largely devoted to the diagnosis of cutaneous diseases, both according to the lesions and also according to their location. There is also a valuable consideration of the normal skin and its reactions, followed by a similar description of the dermatoses and the inflammatory reactions of the skin. Next comes a chapter dealing with the general rules for treatment of cutaneous conditions. Pierre Brocq has written an excellent chapter on the use of surgical treatment in dermatology. The second volume deals largely with the various dermatoses and their individual treatment. The diagnostic portion is of particular interest and should be of service not only

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