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This is practically an encyclopedia of the theory and practice of cosmesis, both surgical and nonsurgical. Apparently nothing is omitted, but the amount of space allotted to some of the subjects does not always agree with their importance. The contributors to this volume are not named, but they were called from many fields. Historical references are well presented and are given somewhat along the lines which Winter followed in his "Handbuch der gesamten Parfümerie und Kosmetik" (edition 2, 1932). The content, however, is thoroughly modern, including even the subject of hormones in cosmetics.
Many of the names appearing in the book are those of proprietary preparations. However, numerous cross-references are given so that the reader can obtain information on many unknown terms.
Both remedial and hygienic divisions are considered; in the latter, the care of normal skin is included.
The outline of procedures in cosmetic surgery is expertly presented,
Lexicon der kosmetischen Praxis. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1937;35(4):766. doi:10.1001/archderm.1937.01470220206020
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