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May 1938

Diseases of the Skin. A Manual for Students and Practitioners

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1938;37(5):931-932. doi:10.1001/archderm.1938.01480110197019

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The most impressive features of this new book are the excellent clinical illustrations, the colored plates and the clear and concise presentation of the subject matter. The book is well assembled and contains an excellent index and an appendix. There are twenty-six chapters. The material is conveniently divided into three parts, concerning (1) diseases of known etiology; (2) those clinically similar, and (3) those affecting certain structures, for example, diseases of the hair.

The life history of Sarcoptes scabiei is new material and is accurately related. Many new diseases are not described. Even Kaposi's sarcoma is omitted. On the whole, the textbook is elementary and therefore suitable for medical students and general practitioners. For these two groups the author has taken pains to describe differential diagnosis fully. As a further aid to the student, excellent tables have been prepared, which enable the reader to separate one condition from another. The

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