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September 1936

Nouvelle pratique dermatologique

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1936;34(3):550. doi:10.1001/archderm.1936.01470150200022

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The second volume of the new "Pratique" contains three sections; the dermatoses due to animal parasites, those due to vegetable parasites, and syphilis.

The late A. Louste and Lévy-Franckel are responsible for the section of 98 pages dealing with those diseases of the skin due to infestation with animal parasites, and they have furnished a comprehensive reference work on this subject. An extended consideration of scabies and Norway itch is followed by brief descriptions of the clinical pictures caused when the human being is invaded by the sarcoptic parasites of the cat, dog, horse, sheep, goat and other animals. Likewise, the eruptions due to contact with acarus-infested wheat, flour, vanilla beans, coconuts and tea receive consideration, together with some nine other dermatoses due to acari.

There are some 40 pages in which the dermatoses due to worms and larvae are splendidly described, the portion dealing with

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