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March 1940

Tumors of the Skin, Benign and Malignant

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1940;41(3):633-634. doi:10.1001/archderm.1940.01490090185027

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The author has written the first comprehensive treatise on benign and malignant tumors of the skin, including diagnosis and methods of treatment. The subject of the benign tumors includes those of connective tissue origin, those originating from muscle and nerve tissue, nevi and other anomalies of the skin, tumors of infectious origin and precancerous conditions of the skin. Malignant tumors include carcinoma, malignant melanomas, sarcoma and lymphomas. A chapter on cutaneous surgery and plastic repair of tumors of the skin is also included.

An appendix contains practical data on radiation physics and biology, with dosage, and there are numerous tables and charts to determine the proper method of treatment and the proper dosage. An adequate bibliography has been included.

Both the clinical photographs and the photomicrographs are carefully selected and splendidly reproduced. With few exceptions they are unusually good. The only criticism to offer is that some of them which

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