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May 1937

Cosmetic Dermatology

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1937;35(5):1004. doi:10.1001/archderm.1937.01470230242017

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This book contains a great deal of useful information. It is divided into two parts. One part is a dictionary of names of ingredients, representing a full pharmacopeia of substances used in making cosmetics and employed in the treatment of diseases of the skin. Both official and unofficial preparations are listed; the names are arranged alphabetically, and there is a cross-index. The formula, the source of the drug, its physical and chemical properties and its action and purpose in ``dermato-cosmetics'' are given. This part of the book is a useful section of about 190 pages.

The second part is entitled "Practical Cosmetic Dermatology and Tested Formulary.'' There is no question as to the value of a tested formulary. Formulas for all sorts of cosmetics are given, and it is claimed that they have all been tested and found both workable and useful. The worth of such a section in

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