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June 1941

Practical Handbook of the Pathology of the Skin

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1941;43(6):1097-1098. doi:10.1001/archderm.1941.01490240177026

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It is difficult in writing a book on cutaneous pathology to include all the essentials and still to keep the text to a convenient and readily accessible size. The authors have succeeded in doing this. A considerable part of the book is devoted to the composition of stains, to laboratory technic, to the preparation of tissue and to an outline of mycology. In the remaining portion there is a consideration of the normal and the pathologic-histologic picture of different parts of the skin.

The section on pathology discusses first the epidermis and then the cutis. Starting from the surface each layer is taken up separately. Clinical entities are enumerated but are not considered in detail. The cutis is dealt with in a similar manner. The classifications thus formulated are useful. The pathologic processes, such as inflammation and its various phases, granulomas and neoplasms, are presented only as they affect the

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