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August 1944

Essentials of Dermatology

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1944;50(2):150. doi:10.1001/archderm.1944.01510140073020

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This book is a valuable addition to the dermatologic compendiums written for the use of the general practitioner and the medical student. The good glossy paper, the easily readable print and the good illustrations are of great advantage.

Considering that the cause of many cutaneous diseases is unknown, the author's classification is as good as any found in dermatologic textbooks. In this small book he has compressed an enormous amount of dermatologic knowledge. To differential diagnosis and treatment of each disease of the skin much space has been given. The largest chapter is that on syphilis, written in 44 pages.

The reviewer believes that two criticisms are worth mentioning and hopes that in the next edition these may be corrected. The minor objection is to the incorrect use of Greek and Latin words encountered on several occasions: "lymphopathia venereum" instead of "venerea," "verrucae vulgaris" instead

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