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January 1941

An Atlas of the Commoner Skin Diseases

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1941;43(1):218. doi:10.1001/archderm.1941.01490190221025

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The text of the second edition of this atlas has been revised and brought up to date. It is concise and to the point. The notes on the author's experience are clear, and the references to the literature are helpful. The plates are unusually good with the exception of a few photographs which are overexposed or not sharply focused. The cases are well selected.

A few minor criticisms might be made. In the opinion of the reviewer, plates of varied dermatoses might well have been substituted for the numerous ones of dermatitis venenata. No mention was made of the use of sulfanilamide for treatment of recurrent streptococcic dermatitis. A correction should be made in reference to the law in the United States concerning permanent loss of hair from roentgen ray treatment. In this country a statement signed by the patient does not absolve the physician from blame for resulting injury

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