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June 1941

Dermatologic Treatment in General Practice

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1941;43(6):1097. doi:10.1001/archderm.1941.01490240177025

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An astonishing amount of information is contained in this octavo-sized book of 675 pages. The text is divided into sixteen chapters, and discussion of rare dermatoses is omitted. Details of roentgen and radium therapy and other forms of treatment which require the knowledge of a specialist are also left out. These omissions allow more space for discussion of the common dermatoses which are frequently treated in general practice.

The opinions expressed are the result of long experience; they are carefully worded and are ideas with which the modern dermatologist would usually agree. The recognized ability of the senior author is apparent throughout the text, the chapters on eczematous dermatoses, urticaria and atopic dermatitis being especially valuable. Adequate information is given in describing each disease, and this is often followed by lists of diseases which must be considered in differential diagnosis.

In the average text on dermatology the preliminary chapters on

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