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There is need for literature on the treatment of cutaneous diseases, and this work would be welcome under any circumstances. It is particularly welcome coming from a disciple of the great master of cutaneous therapeutics, Unna. The treatise, as its title implies, is a working manual of cutaneous therapeutics. It is divided into two parts, first the general therapeutics of cutaneous diseases, and second the detailed consideration of the treatment of individual diseases of the skin. It is a careful, complete exposition of the subject. After the manner of Unna, the suggestions are often ingenious, and the directions are detailed, direct and explicit. It includes the latest methods of treatment, but the author is no faddist and has no therapeutic hobbies to ride. The position is naturally that of the Hamburg school, but the work is comprehensive, and there is no neglect of the practice of cutaneous therapeutics as carried