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August 1943

Diseases of the Skin

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1943;48(2):250. doi:10.1001/archderm.1943.01510020109020

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Every new edition of Ormsby's classic textbook is welcomed by dermatologists. It is interesting to note that the new junior author of the sixth edition is the son of Dr. Frank Montgomery, who wrote a previous text as senior, with Dr. Ormsby as junior, author. The combined experience of the two authors in both clinical and pathologic aspects of dermatology is ideal for the production of a textbook that reflects the greatest credit to them and adds prestige to American dermatology.

The present edition has been thoroughly revised. One new chapter, unfortunately too short, on the chemistry of the skin and one new class of diseases (metabolic) have been added. The book contains descriptions of twenty-two diseases not included in previous editions. The material on many other diseases has been almost completely rewritten, notably the chapters on neoplasms and lymphoblastomas, on pigmentary disturbances and on diseases of metabolism, especially the

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