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The author presents a small book on dermatology that should be well received by the general practitioner, by the medical student and by the beginner in dermatology. The book is well organized, and the subject matter is presented in a clear and concise manner. Despite its small size, the book contains descriptions or brief mention of all common, uncommon and even rare dermatologic conditions. The illustrations are numerous. Several charts for differential diagnosis of common dermatoses will be found helpful in making diagnoses. The common dermatoses are discussed from the clinical, etiologic and therapeutic standpoints. The histologic changes are not given for many dermatoses, while for others the descriptions are brief and inadequate.
The subject of therapy has been well presented and includes general medical measures, as well as the common physical and chemical agents employed in dermatologic therapy. The most recent concepts and therapeutic measures are mentioned. The author
Essentials of Dermatology. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1941;44(4):772. doi:10.1001/archderm.1941.01500040227024