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September 1939

An Introduction to Dermatology

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By Sir Norman Walker, M.D., and G. H. Percival, M.D. Price, $7. Pp. 383, with 96 illustrations and 102 plates. Baltimore: William Wood & Company, 1939.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1939;40(3):516. doi:10.1001/archderm.1939.01490030173028

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In their edition of "An Introduction to Dermatology," the authors have given to the student and the general practitioner a handbook which has been modified to include the newer applications of radiotherapy and present a more conservative conception of allergy in certain dermatologic problems. Classifications have been rearranged to conform to the present day understanding of causation of diseases and to clinical resemblances. The section on dermatitis has been expanded to include the ever increasing industrial hazards, and the nomenclature of some of the older "entities" has been revamped to give a clearer understanding of some of the etiologic problems. As an example, seborrheic dermatitis is broken down into flexural infective dermatitis, follicular infective dermatitis, post-traumatic infective dermatitis and pityriasis.

The book contains 383 pages of pleasingly readable print on good paper, with fair binding. There are 96 illustrations and 102 excellent plates, which give the reader the advantages of

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