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May 1940

Manual of Dermatology

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1940;41(5):996. doi:10.1001/archderm.1940.01490110182027

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In this volume the author emphasizes the dermatoses which the general practitioner sees most frequently. The rarer diseases of the skin are briefly discussed. The author has followed a classification based on causation as far as possible. Special attention is devoted to differential diagnosis, parallel columns being frequently used.

In the section on treatment many useful prescriptions are given, and a detailed discussion is given on sulfanilamide and sulfapyridine.

The author has included the derivation of many dermatologic names but, like some other textbook writers, has made some mistakes in terminology. Other minor criticisms are that the anorectal syndrome of lymphogranuloma venereum is not mentioned and that chancroid is inadequately discussed and is not mentioned in the index. Impetigo of Bockhardt is included as a rare disease.

The volume is well written, and the black and white illustrations are for the most part excellent. The volume is a credit to

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