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March 1936

Nouvelles lettres à un médecin praticien sur la dermatologie et la vénéréologie

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1936;33(3):599-600. doi:10.1001/archderm.1936.01470090189026

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The first series of these letters was published five years ago and met with a most favorable reception. This second volume, containing twenty-eight letters, is a worthy successor both as to the material and as to the method of presentation. Since Simon is a pupil of Brocq's, one finds frequent allusions to the teachings of that master clinician. Those well versed in French will read these epistles with zest. Certain of the sentences are Rabelaisian, while others are worthy of the author of Thaïs.

Among the subjects treated are the following: a particularly obstinate case of vulvar pruritus, erysipeloid, urticaria, general medication in dermatology, intolerance or idiosyncrasy, the duration of the treatment of syphilis, the pathogenesis of traumatic syphilis, the preserologic period of syphilis, dermatitis factitia, the treatment of syphilis by means of a new mercurial compound and the Fox-Fordyce disorder.

In conclusion, this unusual and eminently practical presentation

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