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April 1947

Skin Diseases, Nutrition and Metabolism

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1947;55(4):600. doi:10.1001/archderm.1947.01520040169020

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The book is arranged in five parts. Part I is concerned with the biochemistry and physiology of the skin, with a particular attempt to show the influence of diet on various constituents of the skin and metabolism. Part II covers the dermatoses due to malnutrition, especially vitamin deficiencies and allergies. Part III attempts to coordinate gastrointestinal disturbances with cutaneous diseases. Part IV discusses some dermatoses specifically and points out the possible dietary treatment for these diseases. Part V gives rather complete nutritional tables.

This book is a compilation of material in which dermatologic diseases are studied from a new approach; that is, much of the material is covered in previous texts and in the literature, but no textbook which confines itself strictly to the relationship of metabolism and nutrition to diseases of the skin has been published before. Insofar as a new approach to dermatology is always of interest and

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