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June 1941

Modern Practice in Leather Manufacture

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1941;43(6):1098-1099. doi:10.1001/archderm.1941.01490240178028

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To dermatologists interested in occupational diseases of the skin this volume will be a valuable source of information on the causes of dermatoses contracted in the leather industry and its allied fields.

In great detail the author has described the various trade processes employed in the conversion of hides into leather, beginning with the handling of the raw stock and carrying through until the hide is ready for its initial tanning. The tanning process, with its accompanying chemical reactions as well as the ultimate fatliquoring and stuffing to soften the hides, is completely discussed. Coloring and finishing processes involving the use of many substances capable of producing a contact dermatitis are fully outlined.

Though written for persons connected with the leather industry, the volume includes a wealth of material of interest to the dermatologist. Besides the immediate point of view involving contact dermatitis in the leather industry, the physician may

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