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December 1938

Diseases of the Skin

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1938;38(6):1014-1015. doi:10.1001/archderm.1938.01480180180024

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In this second edition of his textbook on diseases of the skin Andrews has given major attention to the commoner diseases, which are of prime importance to the student and practitioner for whom it was written. The various diseases are classified and grouped in a satisfactory modern manner, according to etiology, symptomatology, pathology, topography, geography and dynamics. The discussions are clear and concise, the descriptions good and the diagnoses well differentiated. Treatment is handled dexterously, and the material is up to date. The pathologic considerations are sufficient to explain the clinical appearances, but in most instances not complete or detailed enough to be of any aid in histologic diagnosis.

The 938 illustrations serve to break up the monotony of reading and by their excellence add a great deal to the clarity of the discussions.

The bibliography is scanty; the author probably meant it to be so, since the student wishing

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