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November 1946

Skin Diseases in Children

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1946;54(5):636. doi:10.1001/archderm.1946.01510400142021

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This excellent book in its second edition has been greatly enlarged and completely rewritten. It contains twenty-two chapters, including four new ones on dermatologic allergy, the exanthemas, congenital anomalies and congenital syphilis by other writers. No attempt at scientific classification has been made, the subjects being discussed partly on etiologic and partly on pathologic grounds and partly on the basis of clinical similarity.

The book is written mainly for the general practitioner, though much information of value to the dermatologist is given. Most of the treatment suggested is based on the wide experience of the authors. An adequate bibliography is included at the end of each chapter.

One of the most valuable features of the book is the two hundred and twenty-five black and white clinical photographs. They are unusually good, well chosen and, owing to the fairly heavy glazed paper used in the entire book, splendidly

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