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June 1938

An Introduction to Dermatology

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1938;37(6):1096. doi:10.1001/archderm.1938.01480120162030

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The new third edition of Sutton and Sutton's "An Introduction to Dermatology" definitely establishes it as one of the foremost books for the instruction of undergraduate medical students. Particularly commendable are the first seven chapters, which deal with anatomy, embryology, physiology and the general etiology, symptomatology, diagnosis and treatment of the various dermatoses. An attempt has been made to make a somewhat different classification, as far as possible on the basis of etiology. The addition of data on numerous recently described conditions, together with the revision of the data on some of the older diseases to conform to new discoveries, brings the book up to date. Avitaminosis is touched on in a satisfactory chapter on metabolic diseases. The exanthemas, though given but a small place, at least are included and are well handled. The division on nevi and nevic diseases, though adequate according to usual standards, does not clear up

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