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The first volume, of 214 pages, considers dermatologic diagnosis. Chapter 1, of 10 pages, discusses the general considerations of the diagnostic methods of dermatology. Chapter 2, a still briefer chapter of 3 pages, is on the diagnostic significance of itching. Then, in the third chapter, the authors launch into the question of the diagnostic significance of lesions, and to this are devoted 164 pages. In chapter 4. they take up regional diagnosis, and the diagnostic significance of the locations of lesions, which cover 125 pages. The first two chapters are excellent brief presentations. It is hard to exaggerate the high quality of chapters 3 and 4. In the analysis of the details of the characteristic lesions of the various skin diseases in chapter 3, every possible lesion of the skin apparently is included, but the important thing is the painstaking, detailed description of the significant features of the lesions