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June 1938

Die Behandlung der Haut- und Geschlechtskrankheiten mit kurzer Diagnostik

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1938;37(6):1093-1094. doi:10.1001/archderm.1938.01480120159026

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Only a dermatologist and teacher of great experience could succeed, as Erich Hoffmann has done, in presenting a readable and balanced survey of the treatment of cutaneous and venereal diseases in a volume of moderate size.

Hoffmann acknowledges, graciously and generously, that the task of keeping his book (now in the sixth edition) up to date was lightened through the collaboration of his former and present assistants and students (Professors Zurhelle, Schreus, Stühmer and Marchionini and Drs. Proppe, Nohara and Corman).

After reviewing succinctly the anatomic, physiologic and chemical aspects of the skin and touching on the hereditary transmission of anomalies, the author shows illustrations of the histologic characteristics of certain cutaneous lesions and discusses the functional test of cutaneous allergy and its application to the diagnosis of cutaneous diseases. He refers to the role which endocrinoses and avitaminoses play in the etiology of cutaneous diseases and offers for consideration

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