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June 1934

A Practical Treatise on Diseases of the Skin

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1934;29(6):971. doi:10.1001/archderm.1934.01460120168024

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The fourth edition of Ormsby's "Practical Treatise on Diseases of the Skin" is a handsome book of 1,288 pages, with 622 illustrations. Ormsby has found it necessary to describe 36 new syndromes, and this is no imaginary necessity. With the opportunity for accurate observation that diseases of the skin afford, new syndromes are constantly determined, and these must be described. Dermatology is in a way the author's religion, and this is reflected in the work. The accuracy of his knowledge and the meticulous quality of his expositions are a reflex of the man. Everything is brought up to date, and everything is considered. The histopathology of the various diseases described in this edition has been revised by Finnerud. He also is conscientious and accurate in his knowledge and gives an authoritative statement of the various pathologic pictures. The work is handsomely gotten up. The illustrations are well selected, of high

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