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February 1947

Diseases of the Skin: For Practitioners and Students

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1947;55(2):307-308. doi:10.1001/archderm.1947.01520020162021

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The third edition of this excellent book has been thoroughly revised from beginning to end. It contains thirty-five chapters, each with an adequate bibliography at the end. As the author states, every page has been rewritten and more than sixty new diseases of the skin have been added.

One of the most useful features of any dermatologic textbook consists in the number and quality of illustrations. In this respect the book has a wealth of well chosen clinical and histologic photographs. With a few exceptions, they are excellent.

The author has taken unusual pains to follow the "Standard Nomenclature of Disease and Standard Nomenclature of Operations." This is a help to all students of dermatology.

The reviewer was pleased to note that the so-called mixed type of leprosy was not discussed, as many physicians now have expressed the opinion that this does not exist.

One of the new features of

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